“Good Color Combo”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
We continue to see more spring flowers showing up and in a few weeks, I am hoping that the garden will be in full flower. The Vinca minor has started blooming under the magnolia tree. They are about the only thing that seems to want to grow there in so much shade. The lavender flowers are so pretty and reinforce the pastel spring theme which is just starting.
The cool season annuals that I planted last fall are really starting to bloom profusely now that we have had some warmer weather. In looking at the flowers, I am realizing that purple goes with everything. I really like the purple violas and the red petunias together.
The pastel yellow Baby Duck petunias and the blue Louisiana Phlox also make a nice combination. Once again, purple mixes well with all colors.
Planning ahead in the fall certainly means more than just planting spring-flowering bulbs. It also means thinking ahead to what the cool season annuals will look like when they finally start blooming, and I am glad my combinations seem to be working out.