I usually attach a color idea of orange and yellow to July, maybe because of the bright light, or the fact that many flowers in those hues are in full bloom in this month. But pink is still a garden color that while warming towards salmon in many of July’s bloom choices helps to cool things down a bit. Even “hot” pinks when combined with blue fescue grass or the white of lilies or baby’s breath is as refreshing as peppermint ice cream.
A Candy Cane color border, with red white and pink, may be just the color palette for hot summer days (and evenings). There are plenty of choices in lilies, garden phlox- some of the more luscious whites, pinks, and bi-colors, zinnias whirly-gigged in red and white, pinks and whites in allysums, echinaceas, and gypsophilias. Dahlias have quite a few named flowers with this color range, so a summer bed filled with these harmonies would be easy to grow.
Have you ever tried this color combination? What colors do you most enjoy on hot summer days in your garden?
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