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Adding Color to Your Landscape

Spring in Northern Virginia is one of the beautiful — and colorful — seasons of our year. Color in your garden can capture and hold your attention almost more than anything else in your landscape. It also gives landscapes definition and interest and adds another dimension to the landscape. By knowing a few facts about how the human eye relates to color, you can make it work to your advantage in your landscape. A color wheel is helpful to understand the relationship between colors. �

There are different ways that color can be worked into the landscape. Some of the most common color schemes are as follows:

1) Monochromatic: Using flowers of various tints and shades of one color.

2) Analogous: Using colors that are closely related to one another on the color wheel.

3) Complementary colors: Combine colors that are opposite one another on the color wheel. These can be powerful combinations that some people may find vibrant; however, others may feel that these colors clash.

4) Polychromatic: This includes a mixture of all colors. These combinations often produce a carnival type atmosphere. These are often the result of random plantings. Although it sounds foreboding, these can produce pleasing combinations.

Before planting, take note of your background and surroundings:

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