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Pairing or Combining Different Colored Flowers in Gardening - Photo Gallery

Updated on November 25, 2011
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Combining Different Colored Flowers

Going to the nursery or store where you buy flowers or seed packets and picking out your selections for the garden, can be so much fun. Anymore, there are so many different choices. For me, it helps to see what others have done in terms of combining different colors of flowers that really enhance the whole look.

Its fun to browse garden magazines and seed and plant catalogues to get ideas as well. In this hub I am sharing different photos of garden selections I have seen that I really enjoyed, or that I thought were interesting and something I may not have thought of myself.

Photos of Different Colored Flowers to Try in Arrangements

Photo 1 - These blue little flowers combined with the yellow zinnias make a real statement. As you will see, there are many combinations of flowers here that include blue flowers, one of my favorite colors ever. Notice the little moth visiting the flowers too. To me, that is always a plus.

Photos 2 & 3 - These are both iris flower combinations that I really like. Number two is orange and blue together, which make for a gorgeous pairing! Photo 3 has three colors of iris that I liked together, blue, yellow and magenta. Each one very bold, all beautiful together.

Photo 4 - Like photo one, we have yellow and blue, except these are pansies and the yellow is a very light pale yellow. I love how these look together also.

Photo 5 - This is a garden full of all kinds of greens and a magenta purple color of chrysanthemum, or mums. You can see how the play of color can really make a garden "pop" visually, and look so professional and beautiful. Simply picking out the right plants and flowers can make this effect look like you spent a lot of time when in reality it was easy as just planting the flowers together.

Photos 6 & 7 - These are similar, but the first one has one more added color or shade of color to the mix. We see blue, orange, deep magenta or burgundy and hot pink, in the foreground. In photo 7, we see it without the bright pink in the foreground, which softens the look but is still lovely.

Photo 8 - Bright pink lantana and little blue flowers look extra great to me! I can't wait to try out this combination in my own garden next spring!

Photo 9 - Chrysanthemums in three different colors look stunning together. They are very close in color, but just different enough to have a super lovely effect. I absolutely love this combination together, its very classy and very fall looking. Perfect time too, as mums do so great in the fall as that is their bloom time at least where I live in the Midwest.

Photo 10 - The combination of periwinkle blue, magenta, and golden yellow is really amazing here. The type of flowers themselves are also so beautiful together. Finding the right bloom times, the right height, etc can help to create such lovely outcomes.

Photo 11 - Blue wildflowers and bright orange poppies make a great combination anytime.

Photo 12 - Yellows, blues and deep purples here are so wonderful together. I absolutely love this color combination. This was inside a very large pot, but could be done either way.

Photo 13 - Different shades of pinks, and blue look great together. With the touch of yellow in the center of the one flower, you can see that yellow flowers would make a great addition to this as well.

Photo 14 - Purples and reds, with some silvery greenery caught my eye. Sometimes its the green in the greenery, and not in the flowers that makes a big difference.

** If you are trying to plan a colorful garden that really maximizes the use of color, you can look at a color wheel for inspiration as well. Often you will want opposite colors on the wheel, or else even close to each other, it just all depends. Sometimes, I throw all the planning to the wind, and plant many colors to see what I get. That has been a lot of fun as well in my butterfly garden in particular.

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    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Don, it makes me so happy that you notice how much beauty there is in life, which is what I see when I go to gardens and photograph them.

      I absolutely love flowers, as you can probably tell by now! I am not sure I ever thought about it all quite the way you share there, but it is so true about the hope and inspiration to be found in beauty. It does surround us, and gives us joy and hope. Your comments on my garden and flower hubs have brought me great joy and I thank you very much for that.

      I have more articles and photos, waiting to be published, and I hope to do that very soon. Thank you again.

    • DON BALDERAS profile image


      6 years ago

      How you have enticed me with these life pictures which I loved very much because these offer me a great inspiration to hope that life on earth is beautiful and that beautiful things surround us.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      HappyBoomerNurse, I hear you, I love the yellow and blue pansies as well. I like that they can take more cold than some might think. They are fairly tough cookies! Their beauty, when you really look at them is impressive as well, in my opinion.

      SanneL - That photo, and also in real life, is one of the combinations that really blew me away. It is very eye catching, and even the height of them is complimentary. Thanks for your comment and visit. :)

      Mary, it is one of my favorites as well. Those two colors help each other to "pop". I so appreciate your comments, thank you!

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      Mary Hyatt 

      7 years ago from Florida

      I think my favorite color combination is blue and yellow. But then, I love any color of flowers. I can never get enough of your lovely photos! Goodnight

    • SanneL profile image


      7 years ago from Sweden

      What a lovely gallery!

      The combination of periwinkle blue, magenta, and golden yellow, the one showing in pic 10, is so pretty!

      Thank you for sharing.:)

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      7 years ago from South Carolina

      Beautiful and colorful gallery. I'm partial to yellow and blue pansies. I love pansies because they're so bright and cheerful, easy to maintain and as long as they're pinched off and watered continue to bloom for a long time.


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