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Wordless Wednesday, 2010 Color Theme – Purple & Orange
Brainstorming A Container Garden Design: “Black & Tan”
Brainstorming ideas for container gardens is really no different from any other type of garden inspiration process. An idea can jump-start from anything really.
Or the container itself can demand a certain color combination:
But in this case, it was a little plant that inspired this combination for me! The “Phantom” Black petunia, with its creamy, rich stripe had me at “Hello”! Even through the pouring, cold rain, I was inspired to maximize the caramel, chocolate, purple tones of the petunia to the max.
This container design was a custom request, with my very FAVORITE requisite, “make it awesome”. I love a challenge like that! Below is the result of my creative passion today. Hopefully it will fill out the way I think it will and be a huge, sexy mass of interesting texture and luscious colors and tones.
The “Black & Tan” name for this combo is thanks to @MJausson via Twitter, with a little nod to @PatFitzgerald thrown in for good measure!
I made this in mirror image so that it could be viewed from both sides too!
This turned out to be one of my favorite containers that I have ever done, I can’t wait to get a picture of it in a month or two!
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