Nope, no limits here. I'm not a "formal" gardener, I'm more country/cottage and I've got every thing all mixed together. It keeps it interesting since not everything will bloom at the same time. And like Owie said...I look at my beds more than anyone else, so I should please myself. And I have been known to not like how a combo looks and move things!
"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
No, I don't limit color and this year went even wilder with it! Always used to combine purple with pink but this year used red instead of the purple. Also used a lot of rust (coleus) and lime green (sweet potato vine) in my containers for something different. Had lots of blue, purple, and pink spring/summer blooms in the garden but now deadheading many and have more yellow and reds.
Still need to figure out how to post pics from my new computer.
"I have always had an aversion to the concepts of in style and out of style." ~Rose Tarlow
for some reason i gravitate towards purple with pops of red and sometimes pink. mother nature disagrees with me and puts out lots of orange, as in CA poppies and yellows, as in sunflowers from fallen birdseed. that's ok, i'll take all the freebies she wants to give me. i did plant a variety of iris this year in different colors but only two came up... blue and lavender. hope the rest bloom next year.
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The only colors I limit is White, I see more than enough white during the winter months. And PINK, I really dislike that color! There are a few pinks that I like, like a hot pink and a fushia, but other than that NO PINK for me.
There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments. Janet Kilburn Phillips
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