Category Archives: Colour palettes for gardens

Silver plants for those grey areas in the garden

Looking for information about a silver palette garden, well here is some free data about indigenous grey coloured plants from Life Landscapes. In colour psychology grey can be regarded as emotionless, conservative with a degree of sophistication and business. Grey is moody and dull associated with storm clouds, metal, smoke and mirrors. [caption id="attachment_6223" align="alignnone"…
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Blueprint flowers for an indigenous blue palette garden

Written by: Jade Calder In nature, blue is the colour of the sky and sea. When one thinks of blue skies and azure blue seas, it is associated with peace and tranquility above everything else. Universally, it is considered the most popular colour of them all. Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body as…
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10 white flowering trees for an indigenous moon garden

White is used in landscaping to create a classic feel. White flowering trees provide a neutral tone and can serve to lighten the darker areas of a garden. As discussed in our previous moon garden blog, white flowers also appear to glow at night. Pearls, lace, unicorns, clouds, swans, polar bears and doves are all…
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An indigenous planting list for a pink palette garden

We know what indigenous trees and shrubs tickled us pink but what about the flowers for a pink palette garden?  If you are looking to plant a pink palette landscape there are loads of indigenous varieties of flowers,  that come in a variety of shades of pink from ballerina pink to coral to brighter shades.…
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How to create a South African moon garden.

If you are a night owl or run a corporate operation that never sleeps, you might want to consider a garden that comes alive at night - a moon garden. Creating a moon garden is no celestial feat - all one has to do is grow white plants that flower all year round. White plants…
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Orange is the happiest colour! Plant an orange garden.

Autumn leaves, goldfish and sunsets are all associated with the Netherland’s national colour - orange. And there are many things associated with this colour in a garden too - especially when it comes to veggie gardens. Pumpkins, naartjies, butternuts, carrots, peaches, nasturtiums, mangos and apricots are just a few of the vegetables in this happy…
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10 South African trees and shrubs that have us tickled pink!

If a pink planting palate tickles your fancy and you are feeling inspired by Aerosmith, here are 10 indigenous trees to grow in a pink South African garden. Pink is a non-threatening colour that inspires confidence and is widely considered to have carefree, fun and happy connotations. Pink also comes with strong associations with breast…
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