22 Jun Color Your World With Plants

Add color to your world with plants! Colorful plants can dramatically change the appearance of your landscape. Experiment! Try something different in each area of your yard. For example, try a nice mixture of bright colors, shades of all the same color (monochromatic) or a wide variety of many shades and hues. Hence, the options are many and the choice is yours.

Color’s power to move us is unmistakable.  Therefore, the brilliant pinks and tangerines of a summer sunset, or the shimmering blues and silvers of a wintry landscape, can stop us in our tracks.  Likewise, they can cause us to pause for a few precious, quiet moments in an otherwise hectic day. Similarly, color in the garden has the power to set a mood every time we step outdoors.

Nevertheless, you can liven up your life by introducing new and exciting colors into your landscape. For instance, scatter a little yellow in an established border. Likewise,  plant a vibrant red in a window box. Maybe line a path with vivid blue, or discover the unexpected pleasures of an all-white garden. We’ve selected some of our favorite colored blooms to help get you started.


Cheery yellow catches the eye and lightens the mood. For instance, it is the color associated with sunshine and happiness. Moreover, yellow can quickly grab your attention.

Add sunshine with:

  • Coreopsis
  • Daffodils
  • Sunflowers
  • Dahlias
  • Zinnias
  • Daylilies


Red & Orange

These fiery colors are perfect for dressing up outdoor living areas, as they stimulate conversation and appetites. They are beautiful in the summer garden. In addition,  they are perfect autumn hues.

Some sizzling stunners include:

  • Salvia
  • Geraniums
  • Red Hot Poker
  • Marigolds
  • Zinnias
  • Roses


Blue & Purple

Calm and refreshing, blue and purple blossoms lend a cooling note to even full-sun locations. The color blue is rare in nature. Because of that it is popular in gardens.

Beautiful blues and purples:

  • Ageratum
  • Hydrangea
  • Lilacs
  • Russian sage
  • Angelonia
  • Catmint



Pink is a soothing color that creates both restful and romantic spaces.

Perfect pinks:

  • Astilbe
  • Petunias
  • Bleeding Hearts
  • New Guinea Impatiens
  • Coneflower
  • Clematis



White blooms provides a visual break from other hues and lend a clean and tidy feeling to the garden. Furthermore, an all white garden is magnificent under the light of a full moon.

Wonders in white:

  • Caladiums
  • Alyssum
  • Casablanca Lilies
  • Impatiens
  • Phlox
  • Daisies


Of course many plants come in a variety of colors and hues. Furthermore, there are many more annuals and perennials  than what we’ve listed here.  For that reason the options are unlimited.  Finally, choose your color palette and color your world with plants!

We’re here to help with any suggestions for the perfect plants for your outdoor space. Stop in or give us a call.

Bayview Garden Nurseries – 609-641-0648.