Colour to Attract Book Worms
- My personal favourite plants for colour tend towards the bright, brash and bold of Dahlias, Roses, Gladioli and even Gerbera.
- I do not have much of an eye for harmony or hazy, pastel shades but go for in your face hot colours that form part of my Shock and Awe campaign.
- Christopher Lloyd may educate me with his book on adventurous gardeners use of colour but we will see.
- In the meantime I will keep growing my brash coloured Dahlias.
Books on colour in your garden emphasise the design and planing aspects.
I am of the plonk it in and hope for the best type gardener. When I get a combination right I am surprised to bits. When I get it garishly wrong I am less surprised but not fazed by the colour riot.
Pink dahlias by robynejay mosaic CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Colour in the Garden by Val Bourne
‘A colourful garden has the extraordinary power to lift the spirits no matter the time of year.
Many people struggle to create their own colour combinations that are suitable to site and soil.’