A Surefire Attention Grabber.

Sexy , Spicey, Sassy Red

Like a 3rd grader with the correct answer, arms waving enthusiastically, "ME ME ME, over here ME", Red demands as well as commands center stage. Drawing attention to wherever it is placed, be it  flowers in a summer border, to cherry red Andirondack chairs, red draws attention to an area like nothing else quiet can.

A red garden is a summer garden
a mass of red
a patch of red
a clump of red
a sprinkling of red
a touch of red
a hit of red
All make up a summer display in the garden

A warm color, Red can be used to influence your perception guiding you to an area as well as away from another
Ruby Red
Wine Time
Peppermint Patty
Mr. Lincoln
Black Cherry
Fruit Punch
Cranberry Crush

vincent van gogh

paul gauguin

Big bold Red adds energy and interest to any space it occupies.

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Summer's high held heat.

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  1. This was such a wonderful post. I absolutely adore the tri color flaxes and what they add to the landscape...so many other lovelies here as well too!!!

    1. Thanks Cindy, they do so much not only for color but texture and form as well.

  2. Absolutely Beautiful, I am sharing your blog with a closed group of about 500 ladies that will just love seeing this! The colors are outstanding!

    1. Thank you so very much Rena...........would love their feed back as well.

  3. Awesome, but what do you call the top plant, looks like yucca leaves. yvonne

    1. Tri - Color Flax......... not really used in the Northeast due to weather, more of a Southwestern plant.

  4. I love this color, Need to plant stuff for the fall that is red.. yvonne

  5. I didn't know what this plant was called that looks like yucca with red flowers. My husband planted this years ago in our yard and I love it!! We live in Utah with snow I. The winter and it does wonderful! ! Comes back every year and it blooms July and August. Love it

  6. I have never really been a fan of red, even in landscaping, but you make a very compelling case! These images are beautiful