http://www.housebeautiful.com/decorating/outdoor-room-design-ideas (photo above)
According to "Pantone", the color of the year is forecasted to be "Honeysuckle Pink." It is expected that pink will be popular in the fashion and interior design industry. If you have a desire to carry out the pink theme in your garden, here are some suggestions for people living in the moderate Southern California climates.
Here are the plant names in order from left to right: Azalea, mixed floral basket, Hydrangea, Cyclamen, Calla Lily "Gem", Dianthus, Impatiens, Taylor's Perfection Camellia, Chandleri Elegans Varigated Camellia, Gerber Daisy, Verbena, Hybrid Tea Rose "Bewitched", Geranium species, Black Tulip Magnolia Tree, Primrose, mass planting of ornamental Kale, African Trailing Daisy, Ornamental Kale, Carnation variety, Primrose, Colombine, and Honeysuckle. Most of these are annual color (seasonal), but the Azalea, Hydrangea, Camellias, Geranium, and the Magnolia Tree are Perennials but only bloom seasonally.
If you just want a touch of pink in your garden and don't want the time and financial commitment of changing your landscape you may consider doing "pink themed" containers by your front entry. If you have a cottage style home you could even paint your door a shade of pink and then change it up when "Pantone" comes up with a new favorite for next year. You could also consider adding some pillows on your patio furniture in a pink Sunbrella fabric. Sunbrella is a good fabric choice because it withstands So. Cal. sun and is fade resistant. Whatever you decide to do in your garden enjoy and get ready for some outdoor entertaining. Spring is coming soon.
Photos of flowers taken by Nancy Pedersen.
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