Who doesn’t love color, right? It’s among the first things I consider when choosing plants for a landscape design. Here are some of my favorite combinations.

Green and Bright Anything

Creating a solid, dark green canvas of plants could be seen as a boring choice for a landscape design but it creates a real pop when it’s set off by brightly colored flowers or plants. Here’s a great example I found in Knoxville, Tenn.


Blue and Orange

The blue and orange combination is common among landscape designers. We found use of it in Knoxville, Tenn. with this arrangement which includes the bark of a mature Crepe Myrtle tree, the blue/green color of Angelica Juniper and the orange/gold hues of Maiden Grass.

We recently used the same color combination for this design by Carex Design Group. This one incorporates Prairie Fire Carex (our namesake), Muhly Grass and Blue Spruce Sedum.


Red and Purple

Often not considered “matching” colors, the red and purple combination is a powerful one. The bright contrast of the warm red tones with cooler purple ones make both colors pop. Here you can see the combo in action with the red Fire Power Nandina and the purple Loloropetalum.


Peach and Green

This Caramel Heuchera and Hosta combination create an uncommon pairing that creates a clean-looking a calming landscape.

If you need help pulling together the right color combos for your own landscaping. Contact us at 865-765-5550 or fill out our online form.

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