Question: How can I get the very best color for my landscape?

Answer: That’s a tough question, but there are many great tips. First, have a plan. Know month-by-month what plants will be colorful. Look to all the plants’ parts for color (leaves, stems, fruit, and, of course, flowers). Think about how good or bad the plant may look when it isn’t colorful. Some flowering shrubs, for example, and also certain perennials, are almost ugly when they’re not blooming. Use those farther out in your garden, so you won’t have to look at them in their “off-seasons.” Massed colors show up best, and brighter, “hotter” colors advance visually more than the more subdued types.

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