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Some of the most beautiful gardens in the world are planted with a wide range of colors, from warm reds to cool blues and everything in between. Have you ever thought about trying to plant a garden bed that used every color of the rainbow? Officially, those colors are known as ROYGBIV on the spectrum—that stands for red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. It might be fun to try!

 

We’ll help you get started using the ideas for each color below. We have plant lists compiled for every one in the rainbow. Tap the links within each color category to explore further. If you’d prefer a more limited color palette, simply pick your favorites below and get started.

Bloomerang Dark Purple lilac

Lilac is one of the most beloved spring-blooming shrubs, valued for its hardiness, reliability, carefree nature and intoxicating fragrance

Prairie Winds Lemon Squeeze Fountain Grass

There’s nothing worse than walking into your garden and finding that deer have devoured your favorite plants. Short of installing nine-foot-tall deer fencing or repeatedly applying repellants, there are few sure cures. The good news is that there are specific plant traits that deer generally avoid. These four kinds of plants are your best bet if you share your garden with Bambi and her friends.

Catmint is a carefree, easy-to-grow plant with an extra-long bloom time that deserves a spot in any landscape.

Looking for ideas for your garden beds? Whether you have just a few square feet to work with or the whole side of your house, you'll find great ideas for planting colorful borders in this article.

One of the most versatile and easy-to-grow perennials, hostas offer nearly endless design possibilities in the landscape

If you are anything like me, the dream is to have a gorgeous garden regardless of the time of year. Having a garden that is always colorful will take time, persistence, patience, and planning. Just like any other garden, a garden that is always in color will need updating and care as time goes on. Here are twelve items to consider when planning an ever-colorful garden.

Soil is the foundation and is key to the success of your garden. You can acheive strong results in a wide range of garden soil, although some soils are easier than others. The first important step is understanding the type of soil you have. Once you know this you can work on improving it so your garden is the best it can be.  

Sprinter boxwood

Boxwood (Buxus spp.) is one of the most popular and versatile garden shrubs, providing year-round structure and color in the landscape.

I am once again writing about my garden each month. You'll get to see the good and the bad, after all gardening is a different adventure every year.

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