Posted: 05/06/2013 at 21:18
I like blues, pinks, purples, bronzes, rich deep reds and I like to set them off with white flowers and some purple foliage. I also like to play with foliage contrasts so have a rhythm of deep purple and golden foliage plants in amongst all the different shades and forms of green.
I have huge problems with bright orange and acid yellows but I'm learning to use the orange spectrum as long as it's got burnt or russet tones in it. I've just planted up a bed with orange geums, potentillas, rudbeckia and heleniums with tawny irises and some purple flowered bulbs with a bit of purple leaved heuchera and lysimachia firecracker. It remains to be seen how well it does.