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Dare the color contrasts in the garden!

Dare the color contrasts in the garden!

Succeeding flower beds or compositions in your garden does not only consist of having healthy and blooming flowers. It also means being able to choose the varieties suited to growing conditions, and also and above all knowing how to combine them to create real plant scenes. What could be nicer indeed for the passer-by or the visitor of a garden than to feel his eye challenged by a play of colors, and to feel the associated emotion rising in him? Tonicity and vitality through the vibrant marriage of orange and deep blue, softness tinged with melancholy when yellow and purple intertwine ... All mixtures are allowed, just dare!

Dare the color contrasts in the garden!


J-F. Mahé And why not play the card of contrasts within the same family of plants? This is what is done here through this massif of lupins of all colors and heights, the whole creating a composition of the most lively and visually interesting.

Dare the color contrasts in the garden!


J-F. Mahé Flowers are not the only colorful species, far from it! Trees and shrubs also cultivate this taste for color, they will make it sing and reveal it through a subtle marriage between the different plant species. When the rose has emitted its last flowers, then the shrub in the background will continue to radiate the massif.

Dare the color contrasts in the garden!


J-F. Mahé Closer in the chromatic circle, red and purple form a pretty harmony of colors, the aerial background created by the népétas allows by contrast to sit the bushy rose in the foreground. Well anchored in front of this bush of purple flowers, it is then easier for it to shine!

Dare the color contrasts in the garden!


J-F. Mahé Here the contrasts of colors and textures play in concert, first between the deep purple of the coquelourde and the cheerful orange of the poppy, then between the almost shrubby habit of the first and the so light habit of the second that it seems almost be carried by the wind.

Dare the color contrasts in the garden!


J-F. Mahé An impression of tone emerges from this marriage between the solar yellow of the evening primrose and the magenta pink of the rose bush in the foreground.

Dare the color contrasts in the garden!


J-F. Mahé By pushing the idea a step further, why not play the card of contrasts within the same plant? The two-colored varieties (or more colorful still!) Will give you satisfaction on this point, like this yellow iris whose petals are surrounded by purple.

Dare the color contrasts in the garden!


J-F. Mahé How romantic in this scene! Between the soft pink of the roses and the tint of the blue which bring a slightly fresher note, the contrast is very delicate.

Dare the color contrasts in the garden!


J-F. Mahé What brilliance and liveliness in the intermingled blossoms of nasturtiums and volubilis! It is to be wondered who will manage to wear his colors at the highest…

Dare the color contrasts in the garden!


J-F. Mahé A feeling of sweetness, almost melancholy, escapes from this mixture of roses and columbines. An interesting wedding for anyone who wants to meditate in the garden!