Color is one of those topics on which everyone has an opinion and no one agrees. What’s garish and gaudy to one person is bright and cheerful to the next. Our color preferences depend upon our life experiences, our cultural backgrounds and even the physiology of our eyes.
Drive through any neighborhood, and your eye can’t help but be drawn to those homes that are bathed in color, with beautifully arranged annuals, perky perennials, elegant rose bushes. We also notice the homes that are drab, with maybe one lonely tree in the yard, and that’s it. You wonder if anyone lives there. Color makes a house look like a home. It makes a home look healthy. It makes the world a nicer place. Putting color into a landscape is a great idea!