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Everything Salvias: Cultivating Color

Gardeners need to consider many factors when combining plants in borders, flowerbeds and containers. These characteristics include differing sizes and foliage textures as well as varying needs for sun, moisture and soil fertility. One major consideration is color: What looks harmonious together? What whispers in the landscape? What shouts?

To help you cultivate pleasingly colorful gardens, Flowers by the Sea provides useful content on the subject in our Everything Salvias blog. We cover topics including:

  • How light and growing conditions affect color
  • What colors attract hummingbirds and other pollinators
  • Which Salvias to mix for peaceful, pastel gardens
  • Why it's fun to apply the Pantone color system to garden design and
  • What choices are available for adding specific colors to your yard.

You'll find a rainbow of ideas for cultivating color in the FBTS catalog and blog.

Pantone Pageant: "Tender Shoots Green" Designer Salvias

Posted: Monday, January 7, 2013

Lime is the kind of bright, cheerful color that practically shouts, “Hey, look at me!” Limelight Mexican Sage (Salvia Mexicana ‘Limelight’) is the kind of plant that makes you say, “Hey, look at that! Let’s plant it.” It brightens the landscape with its startling contrast of chartreuse-lime foliage and deep violet-blue flowers. Limelight is a poster plant for “Tender Shoots 14-0446” by Pantone color corporation. 

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Pantone Pageant: Emerald Designer Salvias

Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Emerald and other cool shades of green are among the hot colors for 2013, according to Pantone, a design-industry leader. Flowers by the Sea doesn't generally think of greens or of any colors in nature as being in or out. However, we think it is fun and fresh to consider garden design from a different perspective. Emerald is Pantone's top color for the year. This article about emerald-colored Salvias begins a pageant of sorts down the runway of our blog, showing how the Pantone color matching system can be used to shape landscaping decisions.

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