Real World Gardener Colour Series-Cool Coloursin Design Elements

January 10th, 2016

REAL WORLD GARDENER Wed. 5pm 2RRR 88.5fm Sydney, streaming live at  and Across Australia on the Community Radio Network.

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Design with Cool Colours in the Garden

This colour series hopefully has made you use the colour wheel because it is the gardener’s best friend when it comes to creating a pleasing garden palette. 
It's based on the three primary colours -- red, yellow, and blue. 
A full colour wheel looks like a rainbow, with red and orange next to yellow, followed by green, blue, purple, and violet. 


We know that warm colours are red through chartreuse while cool colours are green through violet.
Let’s find out about using the cool colours this time. Talking with English Garden Designer, Lesley Simpson.
I hope that’s inspired you to try several different combinations of cool colours: 
how about blue, pink and white, you can’t go wrong with that combination, or silver, white and blue for a supercool combination?
Then there’s the romantic touch with soft purples, blues, pinks and whites. They would look good around a bird bath, garden seat or other ornament you might have in the garden.
If you have any questions about choosing cool colours in the garden or have some information you’d like to share, why not email or write in to 2RRR P.O. Box 644 Gladesville NSW 1675.

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