Saturday, May 8, 2021

Combination of Colors

 


I love visiting various gardens and I always pay attention to a combination of colors of flowers, plants. I wonder how experienced gardeners create unity and balance of colors. I have learned the color wheel and would like to apply it in my garden. 
 
Here are some examples of a wonderful combination of colors. I took these  photos in the Kensington garden, London.




 
The eye is naturally attracted to different shades. Gardeners combined dark red and green, used a variety of shades, red with blue, white or yellow with purple.



I payed attention to how white color was added as a lovely neutral. I often add silvery cineraria as a monochromatic color in my rose beds. White is always a wonderful color to mix into any colored plants.





Our gardens are a matter of personal taste. If you are interested in what combination of colors I like most, so it is a photo above: white with dark blue.



In fact, I rarely use a color wheel, because if I plant perennials or bulbs, taking into account the combination of colors, maybe in the next spring, some plants will not survive.
Our climate in unpredictable:-(
Do you use color wheel when you plan something in your garden?



 

32 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos from Kensington garden, Nadezda! No I don't use the color wheel in my garden, but when I buy plants I know what I like. I like white and blue colors too :)

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    1. So do I, Marit.Glad you liked my photos, I took them 3 years ago.

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  2. Haces bien en fijarte en los jardines de ellos aprendemos.Preciosas fotos
    Ya estamos preparando el huerto.
    Buen fin de semana Nadezda. Cuídate.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. He visto tus fotos del hurto, Laura. El invento de Paco me admira. Muy inteligente.
      Te deseo buena cosecha.

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  3. Amazing beautiful flowers. Have a nice weekend Nadezda!

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  4. Здравствуйте, Надежда! Английский сад-это действительно нечто удивительное! Есть замечательный фильм " Фантастическая любовь и где ее найти". В одном из эпизодов герой Тома Уилкинсона с упоением рассказывает о каждом растении в саду, его особенностях. Смотря это, физически чувствуешь дурманящий запах сада, вернее, целую феерию ароматов! Благодарю за красочный пост!

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    1. Пожалуйста, Елена. Рада что вам понравились мои фото из английского сада.
      Спасибо, что заглянули!

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  5. I have visited Kensington Gardens, surely one of the most wonderful of the world's botanical treasures. It thrills me, so I can only imagine the joy for a dedicated gardener.

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    1. David, it's a joy to visit this garden and to recollect that time, especially now when the travels are impossible.

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  6. Boa tarde minha querida amiga. Essas flores são muito lindas.

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  7. What a beautiful place you have visited.
    I love to play with colors, and I am not sure I have a favourite. Maybe the neighbour colors blue and pink/purple. But in shade I prefer white or pale yellow.
    Blue and white are also beautiful, so I understand you.
    Best regards Lisbeth

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    1. Lisbeth, I like a lot of color combinations, it depends on the plant that is growing nearby.
      I often try to plant multi-colored perennials, and it works well.

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  8. Hello Nadezda ! It's always nice to see photos from your travels! I admire how experienced gardeners combine colors in the garden! I arrange my garden spontaneously without any plan! First I buy a plant and then I look for a place to plant!
    Happy weekend !

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    1. Previously I used to do the same, Ela. Then I found out that there was no more free space and I buy the most necessary plants only now.

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  9. Unas fotografías preciosas, me encantaría ver ese jardín. Los tonos de colores son lindos a veces intento hacerlos con blanco y azul que me encantan.... pero es que todas las demás también me gustan. Abrazos.

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    1. Teresa, cuando gane el virus, seguro que podrá viajar y ver los jardines de Kensington.

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  10. Надежда , какое это тонкое дело сочетание цветов и цвета в саду. Белый цвет оттенят все другие цветовые сочетания.
    С днем Победы!

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    1. Спасибо, Надежда, и вас с днем Победы!

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  11. I love to see different color combinations in the gardens.
    What a wonderful garden, your photos are spectacular.
    Hugs and all the best for you

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    1. Maria, the Kensington garden is popular and well known in London. It surrounds the Kensington palace home to the royal family.
      Glad you liked my photos.

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  12. They are all nice colour combinations. I somehow prefer to see combinations of form to combinations of colour, and marvel at the ability of gardeners who can master this. I have heard that Vita Sackville West's White Garden is well worth a visit, and it is one of those things I want to do - it's at Sissinghurst Castle which I have often been quite near, but never managed to visit. Extraordinary, when I think of it. I have heard about it for so many years!

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    1. The White Garden always amazes with its unusual combination of forms of white flowers and plants. I was in the White garden in RHS Garden Wisley, it was amazing Jenny.

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  13. Such wonderful colours and combinations! These beds have clearly been designed by experts. :)
    I choose colours instinctively. I love all of them, but for the garden I choose colours from white to purple via pink and lilac. The result may look boring but it pleases me. :)
    Stay safe and well, dear Nadezda!

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    1. Sure your garden isn't boring, Sara. I love combination of color and form but some plants die during the winter and the result drops.

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  14. Lovely color combinations, Nadezda! My favorite is the second photo.
    Happy new week!
    Hugs!

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    1. Combination with purple and white is lovely as well Tania.
      Have a nice day.

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