Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Gorgeous Garden Combos

I love playing with new combos in the garden each year. There's just something so satisfying to see a couple of plants you paired hit it off so well together. 

Almost like speed dating....but better. 

Here are some combos I'm loving from around the web:

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I love the contrast of the bright chartreuse Hosta with the fuchsia Wave Petunias. 


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This alpine garden is incredible - absolutely gorgeous!

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Again with the purple and chartreuse. I need those Alliums in my garden for sure!

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Much more subdued, and very classic. Love, love, love this border. 

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Soft and so feminine, this border of Lupines and Shasta Daisy makes me want to gather a bouquet for the house. 

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I am absolutely in love with this combo of yellow roses and purple flowers. Perhaps Salvia? I'm not certain, but it's a lovely combination!

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This foliage border is so well done with varying colors and textures - no flowers needed here!

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I love how the flowers in this perennial border play off the bright pink door. What fun!

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This tone-on-tone combination is anything but boring!

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This succulent container is just gorgeous - classic, elegant, and certainly not dull.

52 comments:

  1. What a pretty post and it gave me some ideas. :)
    As requested
    https://www.homehardware.ca/en/rec/index.htm/Indoor-Living/Storage-Organization/Outdoor-Storage/Greenhouses/Greenhouses/6-x-8-x-6-1-2-Portable-Pop-Up-Greenhouse/_/N-ntl6p/R-I5121646

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    1. Thanks, Deb!! I'm off to check out portable pop up greenhouses!!

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  2. Oh wow, these are all so pretty. Gorgeous pics too.

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    1. Those pix make me want to get out there and get my hands dirty!

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  3. I find that purples and blues go well together in the garden. And some yellow flowers too.
    Brenda

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    1. Most definitely! I tend to go with certain colors more than others on varying years....there is always purple, no matter what!! This year I went with a lot of pink also.

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  4. It would be so nice if we could have such wonderful colors in our gardens. I love the pinks with bright greens. I also just love cone flowers. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. I am loving the bright greens with the bright pinks, also, Susie!

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  5. It took me forever to break away from what is completely expected. One year I made the rounds at the garden centers and just bought everything I liked with abandoned. That experience taught me how much prettier gardens and pots can be when you just let go and do what you like.

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    1. Isn't that so much fun, Stacey!! I do that also....I start off the season thinking I'll stick with a particular color palette and before you know it that all goes right out the window!! :)

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  6. That second picture of the alpine garden steals my heart! You can pull that off where you live, can't you?

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    1. I am trying an alpine garden right now and the plants are doing well....when the chipmunks leave them alone!!

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  7. This brings back memories of the HUGE perennial bed I had when I was younger and the boys were growing up :) It took up half of the back yard and was my pride and joy. Miss that.

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    1. Is that at your current house, Deb? What happened to the garden?

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  8. Wow! Such brilliant color combos! I love anything with shasta daisies and purple anything! I'm so glad you shared this wonderful post on this week's Maple Hill Hop! So inspiring!

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    1. Thus the name, Daisy Gurl? :) I love daisies so much, also - that's why I named my pup Daisy. And her mom is Lily - guess what I planted a ton of in my new garden already? :)

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    2. It'll always remind you of your sweet Lily. ;0D

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    1. Me, too, Debbie!! It's hard to choose just one!

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  10. Yellow and purple in the garden are one of my favorite pairs, but purple pretty much enhances any color. I love it with white, orange, even red.

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    1. I don't think there is ever a year I don't use purple in my garden, Dayle!

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  11. You are a girl after my own heart! I too love color combos in the garden. I remember doing a post about some of mine last year. Always love pink and purple. And yellow, have to throw in a bit of that. I am having fun playing with new colors in my planters this year to tie in with my grandsons wedding here in June. That green is gorgeous! I've bought a few plants in that shade. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. I can't wait to see how your garden comes together for your grandson's wedding - that's so exciting, Jann!!

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  12. Love this post <3 made me so happy. i love seeing all the things blooming in my yard this year

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    1. I hope you will share more about that on your blog, Ellen - I love to see what you are doing with your new house!

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  13. I'm drooling over here of these lovely combos and stunning photos! It's very gloomy here today, so this is bringing in some sunshine.

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    1. It's gorgeous here today, Carol, and I can't wait to get outside in the sunshine!

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  14. I grew up in Florida and just love Caladiums :)

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    1. I love them also but they don't do too well up here on the mountain top. Even as an annual, the season is so short....I suppose I could start them inside, though!

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  15. SO much lovely color! Fabulous!!

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    1. Color inside....color outside....I guess that's why I'm ok with my house being a neutral wood/brown color!! This way it doesn't fight with all the other colors I use!

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  16. Gorgeous, gorgeous flowers!

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    1. I'm so excited to see the colors coming into my garden soon, Donna!

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  17. Wow - such great combinations of colors! I think I am in love with the charteuse green hosta and purple pansies! It gives me an idea - maybe the hostas, but with purple lupine instead! My plan is to have our new house built in a few years, so I will be dreaming of landscapes until then! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. I am also in love with that combo, Vickie. Nice to have you back again - you were missed!!

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  18. DROOLING! I love almost all of them! Nancy

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    1. It's hard to pick just one, isn't it?

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  19. Gorgeous pictures. I haven't been able to get outside with all of the mosquitoes but you've got me motivated to get some good color combos going.

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    1. Oh, that stinks!! I bet we will have a bad season for bugs this year also, with the mild winter we had. Uggghhh.

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  20. I did a purple and chartreuse container last year, and loved it! Love that succulent container!

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    1. Those colors together just scream happiness!

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  21. Dear Mountain Mama:
    Such wonderful photos and beautiful flowers. We just love it all! Thanks for sharing and linking.

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  22. Oh my word I love it all. In my own garden I use soft greens, purples, and whites with wee touches of yellow and pink. Thank you so much for linking up to Thoughts of Home on Thursday. You make our gathering a happier place.

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    1. Oh that sounds just lovely, Laura - can't wait to see more of your garden on your site!

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  23. Good Morning Dear Deb!
    Love, love this inspiration- now you have me wanting to go to the garden center and it is only 6:00 a.m.!
    I love the color pallet for each of these landscape designs too:)
    Thank you my dear for sharing this beauty with us at TOHOT!
    Hugs,
    Jemma

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    1. What time does the garden center open? :)

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    1. Thanks, Debbie - are you a gardener? I'm sure your soil isn't any better than mine, on your mountain!

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  25. Oh, my goodness - I have garden envy!

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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