Create an instant pop of color to help your home's curb appeal bloom this spring. Consider your home's exterior when selecting flowering plant combinations for plant beds, window boxes or front porch planters. With a white house, any color combination will work well. With a yellow house, red or pink blooms tend to complement best.
Here are some other colorful tips to keep in mind:
-For a calming effect, use cooler colors like blue, green and purple. They blend into the landscape for a peaceful look.
-Bold colors add excitement to the landscape. Warm yellows, oranges and reds make the garden lively. Yellow reflects more light than other colors, so yellow flowers will get noticed first.
-To brighten up a dark or shady corner, use pale colors, like pastel pinks and yellows.
-Not all color needs to come from flowers. Foliage can be a great landscape enhancer, so look for colorful grasses and plants like silvery lamb's ear, variegated hostas, and Japanese painted ferns.
-- Family Features/ TruGreen
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