Black Gamecock Iris and Blue Chair
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I just love to use an accent color throughout my garden. Since we moved into this house in 2004, I’ve been using my favorite color, blue. I painted the shed door with my favorite shade, added chairs, painted a few benches, and used lots and lots of blue pots. I just like touches of blue scattered all over the yard to tie it all together. I get plenty of other color in my plants, including lots of purple, lavender, pink, yellow and red. But I think by adding touches of blue, it seems cohesive, instead of chaotic. Here are a few pictures for you. Some of them were taken a couple of years ago, so you might notice that not all of the brickwork is down yet. The yard today is mostly a courtyard with big, free form flower beds.
Blue Roofed Birdhouse & Cobalt Pot with Pink Rose
Recycled Bench Painted Blue with Blue Daze in Vintage Planter
Blue Urn Makes a Great Ali Baba Fountain With Water Cascading Down Sides
Blue Pot Anchors Raised Herb Bed
(You can see brickwork in progress)
Cobalt Glass Birdbath and Pale Blue Gazing Ball in Flower Bed
Blue Flowers Like This Plumbago Add to The Look
Do any of you like to have a particular accent color? Do you plant coordinated beds, or do you prefer an anything goes approach? I’m curious about what other gardeners like, and I really enjoy seeing pictures of other gardens, too.