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.



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
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
calendula and cauliflower
Calendulas mingle well with young cauliflowers.
SUSAN SIDES
garden plot
A triangle of lettuce, beets, purple mustard, nicotiania and more.
SUSAN SIDES
garden plot 2
Pansies betwixt bunching onions (at left); well-watered celery and leeks.
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