Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Blue & White In A Summer Garden


When the seasons change I begin to look around at making changes in my wardrobe, home and yard.

Summer is upon us and I love to put blue in my garden. I think by adding blue in the garden it makes for a cooler feeling atmosphere with our hot weather that we have here in California.

Keukenhof Gardens Photographed by Bob Low

I am going to our local nursery tomorrow to find some blue and white combinations in flowers to add to my yard.

Keukenhof Gardens Photographed by Bob Low

I already have a good base going in my backyard with my color choices in my home and furniture…….

I chose to paint the back of my home a soft sage green and accent it with the bright cobalt blue.

I thought it would be fun to see some other pretty blues in the garden to inspire you and me!!

A large pot turned on its side with simple planting of blue lobelia spilling out. I could do this!!

Simple blue, and white pansies add a touch of blue to the garden as well as the bright blue pot holding the Japanese Maple.

I hope I can find a nice variety of blue flowering plants to add to my back yard. This image shows how using one color can really make a lovely statement.

By adding blue, and white garden stools and a striped rug this area becomes a cool retreat from the summer heat.

Clustering blue and white porcelain gives this outdoor space an elegant feel.

Painting this ornate mirror blue is a wonderful backdrop to the green of the plants and looks great on the red brick. 

By adding a few accents of blue to your yard it can appear cooler.

When ever blue and white are paired together the space will have an elegant look.

Blue and white curtains make a wonderful ethereal look. Notice the large tassels holding back the curtains.

I can’t wait to go to the nursery tomorrow to see what blue flowering plants I can find for my yard.

I love to mix blue and white and lime green foliage together. Adding texture with plants is a great way to add interest to your yard.

If you would like to see more of Blue in the Garden you can visit my pinterest boards HERE!

What colors do you like to add to your yard for the summer season?

“Enjoy the Process!” Of:

Setting the mood for your yard with color.