Color Therapists For Special Areas Of The Garden. Selection Of Plants In A Flower Garden By Color. Photo

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Color Therapists For Special Areas Of The Garden. Selection Of Plants In A Flower Garden By Color. Photo
Color Therapists For Special Areas Of The Garden. Selection Of Plants In A Flower Garden By Color. Photo

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Video: Color Therapists For Special Areas Of The Garden. Selection Of Plants In A Flower Garden By Color. Photo
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The importance of the color palette, its effect on well-being, and on the mood, and on the perception of the aesthetics of garden ensembles are undeniable. Color not only affects us, but is also a subtle tool for transforming the garden and its individual objects into an oasis of paradise. The selection and use of color in garden art is in many ways akin to how artists use it. Only instead of paints and brushes, gardeners and designers use plants. And there are very special cultures that bring real explosions of color and emotion into landscapes.

Flower garden in the garden
Flower garden in the garden


  • Garden color therapy
  • Color as a tool for functional zoning
  • Explosions in red
  • Solar soloists
  • Fire psychotherapists among plants
  • Masters of Blue Calm
  • Green and expressive as never before

Garden color therapy

The question of whether to use color as a special design tool is no longer relevant. Much more important is to think about how exactly it should be used in the garden. Skillful manipulation of color allows for stunning results even with little money and effort, and a casual approach can ruin even the most luxurious ensembles. Color is emotion. And if you want to create not only your own, individually unique and recognizable, but also a joyful garden that meets your character, you cannot ignore the coloristic tools in any case.

The influence of color is multifaceted and individual. For some, the beloved blue, not so much calming as harmonizing, and for some, yellow is not at all joyful, but aggressive and annoying. The approach to color should be individual. The color scheme of not only the garden as a whole, but also of each object should please you, be psychologically comfortable. All colors are different in terms of their influence, and we all react to colors in different ways. What prompts some to be active can bring peace to others. Colors that you do not like cause irritation, in the garden they affect twice as strong (this rule also works "from the opposite" - beloved, dear to the heart also affect much more powerful than shades that do not cause any special emotions).

We will not talk here about the physical aspects of the influence of color, which is just light waves, as well as about the entire complex, multifaceted and boundless science of color psychology. Suffice it to mention that the same nerve impulses, thanks to which we distinguish colors among ourselves, affect the metabolism, and the balance of hormones, and blood pressure indicators. And in many ways the effect of color is not so much imaginary as physical. In interior design, the use of color to create mood, reveal style, emphasize or hide, today is taken to the absolute.

The use of both a basic palette and accent colors has long been an art form. But in garden design, color is used more intuitively, on the basis of impulses, especially when it comes to non-professional design. But even though color is not always perceived as the most important feature of plants, it is often the common motive, the unifying link that brings harmony to garden design.

In spring, for example, we perceive the long-awaited warmth and the beginning of the gardening season not so much thanks to the delicate colors of crocuses and snowdrops, but through the images of dazzling yellow forsythia, daffodils and kerrias. In summer, lavender, sage, catnip, veronica, delphiniums always cause special admiration - they delight the eye with cool colors, as if they give rest to both the soul and the body from the merciless sun. In autumn, fiery colors, orange, carmine, rich wine shades are the nicest in any garden.

Alley of color therapy in the garden
Alley of color therapy in the garden

Color as a tool for functional zoning

But you should not rely only on intuition. Color is a tool that can help you create the mood you want with minimal effort. The easiest way to make different functional areas, objects with a specific purpose is especially atmospheric using a color palette. By painting areas and corners for rest, places for family meals, work corners with the "right" colors, you will enhance their functionality.

Yellow, orange, red - three absolute warm colors that stimulate, awaken activity, energize and promote fun. They are ideal for setting up places for fun parties, family dinners, barbecues, swimming, playgrounds, as well as work areas, including potting areas, etc.

Blue and green are colors for those functional areas that are designed for relaxation and contemplation, detachment from the world and its vanity. Peace, tranquility, harmony, elegance and coolness in the color scheme of the environment seem to wash away the tension with a fresh wave and allow you to relieve the burden of a day full of garden troubles. This palette is ideal for relaxation and meditation areas, hidden corners.

The saturation of a color, its brightness directly determine the intensity of its impact. The closer the color scheme is to "acrylic" standards, average, brightest colors, the more pronounced its psychotherapeutic character.

The variety of plants is amazing. Their appeal, texture, size, shape of leaves and inflorescences, as well as the variability of shades and color nuances, are truly endless. But there are plants in which color turns into a powerful, almost psychotherapeutic tool. They transform space and set the mood. Let's get to know these colored stars of the gardens better.

Red accent color
Red accent color

Explosions in red

The most passionate of all flowers awakens activity, energy and literally charges with warmth. This is the best color for play and entertainment areas. In addition to being physically active, red accents evoke both courage and determination, allowing you to make decisions and tune in to gardening. It is the most "focused" of all active colors, the color of action and fun.

The best plants with the "strongest" red tones include

  • lilies and daylilies, in which the shape of the flower ideally emphasizes the nature of the effect of red, enhances the influence of color;
  • shrub and climbing roses with scarlet and carmine color, the most elegant, noble and active of the red-colored plants;
  • monarda, the inflorescences of which, as if splashing, fireworks flare up on flower beds, illuminate the surrounding space with energetic passion;
  • red-leaved varieties of the Thunberg barberry, whose noble greens radically change to dazzling colors during fruiting and autumn transformation, expressive and constant in their “red aura”;
  • annual sage Rubra or other red varieties that create massive but airy color spots;
  • poppies, one glance at the scarlet inflorescences of which can brighten up any day;
  • tulips of red varieties, prim, elegant and so unforgettably bright and inviting to activity;
  • rhododendrons of red varieties, during flowering, similar to luxurious clouds.
Red garden geraniums
Red garden geraniums

Solar soloists

Yellow in the brightest colors is a color that is no less active, but “unfocused”. It is like sunlight, it gives joy and happiness, but does not encourage physical activity. It is the color of good mood, cordiality, sun and fantasy. It is especially good as a stimulator of creative thinking, for drawing up projects, plans, for those who like to craft with their own hands and look for original ideas. And not only for inspiration for garden creativity, but also for finding new solutions for their work. Another important function of the yellow color is that it encourages change, transformation, new beginnings.

The main yellow psychotherapist in any composition is sunflower. Both ordinary fruit and ornamental sunflowers literally symbolize the sun and its energy. These are the best garden optimists who can be the source of more than one smile.

Yellow sedum flower garden
Yellow sedum flower garden

They also convey the magic of yellow very well

  • rudbeckia, similar in effect to sunflowers, but thanks to bright patterns and a black convex center of the inflorescences, bringing order to the energy of the yellow sea of flowers;
  • more delicate in effect, but perfectly creating the feeling of a festive explosion of yellow coreopsis;
  • no less elegant heliopsis, whose inflorescence baskets color lush bushes with chintz ornaments;
  • daffodils, with the purity of yellow color with which even forsythia cannot argue;
  • goldenrod for a stunningly powerful yellow background;
  • evening primrose with its coldish, dazzling shade of lemon color and tenderness that is far from immediately striking;
  • euphorbia, similar to lacy curvy spheres and beautiful at the beginning of the season.

Fire psychotherapists among plants

Orange is a very special color among the warm ones. It arouses interest and appetite, gives not just fun, but interest, involvement, cohesion. It is the color of communication, openness, a positive point of view on reality. A true color optimist, it acts much more accurately and softer than its fiery counterparts. Orange is especially good for accessories. Moreover, each object, even a small one, is just as important in terms of the force of impact as the plants themselves.

Flower garden in orange tones
Flower garden in orange tones

Stars with a clear orange color that bring its energy to the design

  • cniphophia with its luxurious, as if enveloped in a flame, dense vertical inflorescences;
  • helenium with its rich palette of shades from rusty to copper and brick, noble, restrained, but surprisingly energetic, and beckoning to admire the texture of the inflorescences hiding bushes;
  • dahlias, orange varieties of which are perceived surprisingly fresh, stand out against the background of any competitors by the play of colors, light and shadow, which seem to be floating spheres;
  • daylilies of fiery varieties, noble, dazzlingly bright against the background of muted narrow foliage, as if exploding on flower beds and in flower beds;
  • nasturtium, which always seems perfect, cheerful, fresh, evoking a joyful mood and so inviting to indulge in a friendly conversation;
  • marigolds with their long-familiar beauty, which, nevertheless, do not cease to touch hearts in the second half of the garden season, evoking special emotions;
  • Escholzia, whose silk flowers seem especially joyful against the background of darkish, gray greenery;
  • calendula - the plant is not as simple as it seems at first glance, emotional and bright.

Masters of Blue Calm

It is no coincidence that the soothing blue is characteristic of the main textural horticultural plants. This is the color of pacification, relaxation, calm contemplation. Pure, appealing to water and its amazing effects, it is favorable not only for relaxing in the garden, but also for finding inner peace, stability, and a special state of tranquility. In the company of blue garden stars, you can retire, get away from a hectic schedule and worries and relax. It is the color of calm thoughts, dreams, meditation, ideal for decorating areas and objects intended for relaxation.

Alley to the house of blue hydrangeas
Alley to the house of blue hydrangeas

The best plants with a blue palette, in addition to the already mentioned delphiniums, veronica, catnip and sage with lavender

  • bells, whose color is even more touching due to the amazing shape of the flowers and the quivering tenderness of the whole plant, which cause tenderness in any circumstances;
  • the majestic geranium, weaving luxurious carpets and patterns, as if dragging the soil into a lilac-purple haze, unsurpassed in creating a romantic flair;
  • felicia, which conquers with modest daisies with a rich blue color that dot the cushions of greenery, seeming simple, fresh and surprisingly noble, reminiscent of simple values;
  • blue fur-like, surprisingly atmospheric and soothing cyanotus;
  • mountain cornflower, explosions of ultramarine color in which you can not appreciate the first time, airy, delicate, unobtrusive, but powerful in terms of color influence;
  • Muscari are indefatigable favorites of spring, looking like a fresh stream in large groups and surprisingly well suited for imitating water;
  • inimitable both in the brightness of the color and in the airiness of the ankhuse;
  • autumn blue-colored favorite aconite;
  • ornamented Chinese gentian, whose beauty can only be called jewelry.

Green and expressive as never before

The main anti-stress color scheme in the garden palette is rightfully considered not blue, but green. It brings harmony, helps to find inner balance, it is not easy to forget about problems, but to find a productive solution. He is a real "quencher" of conflicts, calming and inspiring at the same time. To forget about stressful situations and hard work, you should surround yourself with the most spectacular green plants. The function of psychotherapists is best performed by plants with decorative leaves.

Flower garden in green tones of decorative leafy plants
Flower garden in green tones of decorative leafy plants

Favorites with a green color include

  • boxwood with its reference greenery, which plays a powerful duo with texture in clipped bushes;
  • Rogersia, with its bright, large, finger-like leaves in patterned bushes, looking fresh, festive and noble;
  • ferns, with the beauty of carved filigree which no plant has been able to match for millions of years;
  • buzulniki, capable of surprising with both size and color of leaves, as if dipping greenery into a sea;
  • funkyi, or hosts, offering to surround themselves with expressive shades of green, including outlandish ones;
  • holly, beautiful at any time of the year and impeccably prim in all respects;
  • decorative cereals - feather grass, fescue, miscanthus, etc.