Long Island Garden: June Blooms

Peony ‘Karl Rosenfeld’

The month of June can be a bouquet of color in your garden with the proper spring blooming perennials.   Combining bright colors such as pinks and purples along with a backdrop of colorful evergreens in hues of blues and golds can really make the garden “pop”.  Here are a few examples of combining warm with cool colors in the landscape.

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Evergreen & Perennial Garden

Cool Colors:  Purple (Salvia May Night), Blue (Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar)

Warm Colors:  Caramel (Heuchera Caramel), Gold (Chamaecyparis Gold Mop)

Double Red Knock Out Rose

Warm Color:  Double Knock Out Rose (Red)

Siberian Iris

Cool Color:  Blue (Siberian Iris)

Double Knock Out Roses and Nepeta
Double Knock Out Roses and Nepeta

Cool Colors:  Lavender/Blue (Nepeta Walkers Low)         Warm Colors:  Red (Double Knock Out Rose)

Combining perennials and evergreens on opposite sides of the color wheel will help to create a balance for a  landscape that offers dramatic curb appeal.  These combinations along with later summer blooming perennials can add interest to the garden throughout the entire season.  For more on colorful perennials also visit Color in the Garden Part III Perennials.

Author:  Lee@Landscape Design By Lee, 2013, All Rights Reserved

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