The Color Wheel of Houses and Front Yard Plantings
Lots of White
Some perennials escaping to freedom.
Some saying, “I’m a lot hotter.”
Some annuals barely containing themselves.
Some saluting the Red, White and Blue.
Some people in awe.
Some out for a stroll.
There really is every color house imaginable, even black. It is like opening the paint deck or spinning the wheel. If you think you have seen these gardens before, you can never get enough of them. There is so much to learn from plant pairings, maximizing space, companioning textures, and being fearless with color.
Some of these gardens almost swallow up the small homes, but they all look like they were always meant to be. You can see how many of these homes have almost exactly the same facades, but the color selection and lush gardens differentiate them from one another. Look back and see how many have the same rounded Palladian style upper window and prominent gable front. Some even have a porch, but it is the same basic home. This repetition occurs often in workman style neighborhoods.
And don’t miss Garden Walk Buffalo – Cottage District 5 on Garden Walk Garden Talk. One garden in the District is featured.