The Color Orange in a Poolside Garden Trumbull, CT

Planted a group of orange Coleus by the pool this summer.  I have to say I’m liking the orange foliage in relation to the burgundy Heuchera and red Astilbes it’s planted between.  It does clash with the pink Astilbe though.  That’s the way it goes with annuals though.  Decided to mix it up this year after Verbena ‘Homestead Purple’ had occupied the space for the last couple of years.  When I bought the Coleus I wasn’t thinking about what color the Astilbe were.  I was trying to give the garden a more tropical feel since we’ve been having insect problems with the Hibiscus the last two seasons.  I think I succeeded.

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