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

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