Garden Planning by Color: Painting with Plants

Plan a beautiful garden by considering plant color, texture, and compatibility—with little more than seeds and a sketchbook.



garden plot
A triangle of lettuce, beets, purple mustard, nicotiania and more.
SUSAN SIDES
calendula and cauliflower
Calendulas mingle well with young cauliflowers.
SUSAN SIDES
house with garden
Swatches of marigolds (Golden Gate), dianthuses (Telstar Picotee) and verbenas (Novalis) can add color to any home vegetable garden.
PHOTO: DAVID CAVAGNARO
flower bed
Intermingling vegetables, or vegetables with flowers and herbs, is not only visually appealing, but good for your garden: you encourage beneficial insects.
DAVID CAVAGNARO
garden plot 2
Pansies betwixt bunching onions (at left); well-watered celery and leeks.
PAT STONE











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