Saturday, February 27, 2010

Color my Garden Confused

Interior designers offer what seems to be a great piece of advice about how to decide on the color scheme for your home. Go look in your closet. Their theory is that if you like it well enough to wear it (and we do all tend to buy things in certain color groupings) then you'll like it well enough to live in it. Luckily we'd already painted all 17 rooms when I read this, and I didn't have the energy to start over, because when it came time to design my first garden the first thing I did was follow their advice and head to the closet to peek.

It was a bit like peering into a convent laundry room. My mom always told me that black was slimming. So much for the closet theory -- at least in garden design. So -- what theory does work when it comes to planning and planting that brand new garden? Read the entire article.

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