Colorful, a new flower mix, attracts pollinators
and is a dazzling example of triadic harmony of
Colorful flower mix is so vibrant in color itís as if
a color artist was involved in its design. Which always
seems to be the case when gardeners use triadic harmony;
it simply looks harmonious.
Colorful is a new mix from Suntory of Japan. This mix,
no doubt, will attract those pollinating visitors but
also will garner wows from your friends and neighbors
whoíll want to visit more often.
we talk triadic harmony or why Bee Colorful is so
beautiful, letís have a quick lesson in color. A
monochromatic color scheme uses blends of the same color
and creates spaciousness as it is not broken or
interrupted by another color.
analogous color scheme is similar to monochromatic in
that itís pleasing and soothing because the colors
selected are next to each other, there is an inherent
who want to maximize interest or attention in the flower
border, however, most often consider using the
complementary color scheme. This is the one based on the
premise that opposites attract. Their differences or
contrasts are considered the key to the relationship.
Gardeners choose one color from the hot side of the
color wheel and the other is the direct opposite on the
adding a third or fourth color sometimes makes us
scratch our head with a little trepidation; but itís
really simple. The final scheme is a little like singing
in harmony. Most have had the opportunity to hear music
where soprano alto, tenor, and bass are being sung to
make a musical performance.
selecting our colors equal distance apart on the color
wheel, we will have a very vibrant garden with some
contrast yet tied together in harmony through careful
balance. Three colors are used for triadic harmony and
four for quadratic harmony.
has done this in its Bee Colorful Mix. First, the
Beedance Painted Red bidens is the main pollinator
grabber. This species of bidens is native to Arizona and
has the horrible common name of tick grabber. Trust me
you wonít have any more ticks than usual. The harmony,
however, comes with a stunning blue from Sky Blue
Trailing lobelia and a rousing red from Surfinia Deep
even if you donít find this irresistible mix, you can
create your own beds, borders or baskets of triadic
harmony whether planting a butterfly garden, perennial
garden or grandmaís cottage garden. It can even be
created with cool season pansies.
your favorite garden book doesnít have a color wheel,
try searching the internet.
great place to begin is with your favorite flower and
color. Then simply pick out your next two or three
colors that are equal distance apart on the wheel. Donít
worry about exacts just get close.
and friends alike will start to take notice. Friends
might even suspect you hired a professional or took an
extended learning class at the community college.
Gardening in harmony is a lot of fun.