Color, as we’ve mentioned before, is one of the four visual tools for interesting and beautiful landscape designs. So why not infuse magical warmth into your landscape this year by incorporating Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year. “An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm” (Pantone). These incredible qualities are exactly why we think this color should not be limited to the runway and home interiors. Here are four plants that can be used to incorporate this stunning shade of purple into your garden or landscape. Ornamental Onion: This gorgeous and whimsical plant is easy to grow and adds stunning spherical shapes. It’s hard to believe this plant is in the onion family because the only thing that will bring tears to your eyes is it’s beauty!
Hazel Spanish Lavender: This plant not only provides the color and fragrance of lavender that you love but is tougher and more durable than other varieties of lavender. Their silhouettes add fabulous dimension to gardens and landscapes.
Chinese Astilbe: Great for a focal point or in a large quantities for extra drama, these plants add height and unique vertical interest to garden beds. They can brighten up landscapes for up to two months with their rich purple hues.
What colors are you thinking about adding to your gardens this year? Share with us in a comment below!
When you are ready to add splashes of radiant orchid or other vibrant colors and plants to your landscape, contact Dargan Landscape Architects, and we’ll help you tune-up your property or create a master plan for a whole new landscape design.
P.S. – If you are in the Atlanta area and in need of some more inspiration for adding orchids to your landscape, you can visit the Orchid Daze event at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.