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#1 little lion

Posted 09 December 2019 - 08:14 PM

My modern style home is a trio of Colorbond Basalt, Colorbond Surfmist and Dulux Linseed. I am looking to introduce a splash of colour in the backyard and am looking for inspiration. I know some posters here also enjoy talking colour. I’d love to hear your ideas.

#2 got my tinsel on

Posted 09 December 2019 - 08:39 PM

Are you looking for colour in plants, furniture or structures?

#3 little lion

Posted 09 December 2019 - 10:53 PM

All of the above, please. I need to choose a colour for, pots, and maybe some screening. I’m a bit clueless on plants. I love those three colours but don’t want the yard to be excessively neutral.

#4 got my tinsel on

Posted 11 December 2019 - 04:14 PM

Pot colour will really depend on where the pots will be with regard to sunlight/shade etc.

I love black glazed pots, but dark coloured pots in my area with very little shade absorb sooooo much heat, and pots already hold heat so I've had more success with light coloured (white, off white) pots than my darker (charcoal, black) pots, which I now have down the side of the house where they receive only a small amount of direct sunlight each day.

Depending on the 'look' you want in the garden, you could go with 'Mexican' brights like orange, cobalt, yellows, but if you choose great plants, the pots really don't matter all that much.

Personally, with your muted neutrals on the house, I would make sure that I had a couple of lime-green coloured plants dotted around to really brighten things up, you won't need too many, but they work beautifully.  eg.

any of the acacia cognata varieties, from tall  https://www.thetutug...me-magik-6-pot/

to short

Nandina 'LemLim' has lovely colour. https://www.pma.com.au/lemlim

Pittosporum 'Golden Sheen' has a lovely delicate limey leaf against an almost black stem and looks brilliant as a single specimen too, rather than as a hedge.

Remember, your garden should be what you like to see, doesn't have to be life-style show designed to within an inch of its life unless that is your style.

Edited by got my tinsel on, 11 December 2019 - 10:31 PM.

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