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Some of the most beautiful gardens in the world are planted with a wide range of colors, from warm reds to cool blues and everything in between. Have you ever thought about trying to plant a garden bed that used every color of the rainbow? Officially, those colors are known as ROYGBIV on the spectrum—that stands for red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. It might be fun to try!

 

We’ll help you get started using the ideas for each color below. We have plant lists compiled for every one in the rainbow. Tap the links within each color category to explore further. If you’d prefer a more limited color palette, simply pick your favorites below and get started.

If you are anything like me, the dream is to have a gorgeous garden regardless of the time of year. Having a garden that is always colorful will take time, persistence, patience, and planning. Just like any other garden, a garden that is always in color will need updating and care as time goes on. Here are twelve items to consider when planning an ever-colorful garden.

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Understanding and employing the basics elements of garden design will transform your garden from a collection of plants into one beautifully crafted, cohesive space. We’ll review ten principles that are critical to successful landscape design, and you’ll learn what key terms like texture, contrast and viewpoint mean as they relate to garden elements.

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Wondering what to pair with your spring flowering bulbs that will make a spectacular show, or which perennials will hide the bulb foliage as they go dormant? You’ll find ten answers here!

Spring flowers are a great way to ring in the new growing season. Here are some cheerful options for adding color to your spring garden. 

If you are looking to get a jump on your vegetable garden, starting seeds indoors is a great option to consider. You can start vegetable seeds up to 6 weeks before the last threat of frost has passed, then transplant or move them outdoors after the frost-free date for your area.

Even when it’s cold outside, you can get a bit of a gardening fix with these ten garden related projects. You can get crafty making floral ornaments or paperweights. Get your hands dirty and add succulents or a fairy garden to your home for the winter months. I have dried flowers I’m just itching to use for handmade holiday gifts.

Have you ever wondered how the perennials blooming in your garden came to be? The world of plant hybridizing is fascinating and complex, and we’re ready to give you some insight into the process. Enjoy this interview with the lead hybridizer of many Proven Winners perennials, Hans Hansen.

It’s easy to pick out pretty plants at the garden center, but how do you know which plants will go well together in the garden or in your patio pots? We’re sharing 20 beautiful ideas with you here, complete with details like how much sun and water they’ll need to thrive.

Use these tried-and-true fall flowers to brighten up your landscape with a final burst of color before the season winds down. 

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