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Red is the boldest and most provocative hue on the colour wheel. It’s also the complementary colour for green. In gardens, where green is the dominant colour, our eyes experience red at its maximum intensity. But don’t let red’s forcefulness deter you. Instead, learn how to take advantage of its strengths.
If you want to introduce energy and excitement into your garden, you want red in your design palette.
Red flowers stand out from their surroundings and demand to get noticed. In a large garden, you can use this to your advantage. Red attracts attention, especially from a distance. As you’re drawn closer, that brilliance gradually quiets down and you can begin to see the flower’s shape and form.
In a small garden, it’s easy for red flowers to dominate. To contain their enthusiasm, consider confining them to containers.
Many plants also sport red foliage and will allow for permanent colour contrast in your garden. Here are some suggestions of plants that will add a touch of warmth to your garden:
Red flowers are gorgeous, and really stand out in any garden. If you’re looking to add dramatic pops of colour to your flower beds, then get those red blooms in straight away.
Join us this Friday 3 June 2022 for our FREE online workshop on: ‘Paint it Red – energize your garden with Red Flowers’, with Garden Guru Sue Both.
Please use the following login details to join us at 11am sharp over Zoom:
Meeting ID: 844 0304 8935
or use the following direct link: https://bit.ly/3t8rhoj