Finding the perfect garden accessory for your landscape is a great way to personalize your outdoor space, and it's fun! Accessory options will most likely depend on how much you want to spend and can range anywhere from a single planter to an extravagant resort-style water feature. The best selections all comes down to what kind of feeling you want to create. Scroll down to see a few of our favorite things that you may enjoy in your garden (shown above are glass ball stakes created by Winfield Designs).
Want to know the quickest way to add drama to your garden? Simply add complementary colors.
If it’s been awhile since your last art class, here’s a refresher: Complementary colors are those on the opposite side of a color wheel. These contrasting colors create a vibrant look and feel when combined in the garden.
Purple goes with yellow; and Red goes with green.
Red and Green
- Dahlia ‘Red Rock’ and Lambs’s ear (Stachys byzantine)
- Colrain red bee balm (Monarda didyma Colrain) and Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
- Firecracker penstemon (Penstemon eatonii) and Dwarf Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo var. pumillio)
Purple and Yellow
- Clematis (Clematis jackmanii) and Stella D’ Oro Daylily (Hemerocallis)
- English Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) and Common coreopsis (Coreopsis grandiflora)
- Gayfeather (Liatris spicata) and Yellow coneflower (Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldstrum’)
Orange and Blue
- Orange Oriental poppy (Papaver orientale) and Nikko Blue Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Nikko Blue’)
- Orange sun rose (Helianthemum nummularim ‘Henfield Brilliant) and Big blue sea holly (Eryngium ‘Big Blue’)
Author: Susan Combs Bauer, Landscape Architect, Copyright © 2018 BauerCombs & Associates, Inc. www.bauercombs.com (425) 496-7772
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