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What’s that feeling like—to set your trowel down, stand up and take a few steps back and brush the dirt off your hands in satisfaction that your garden is now vibrant with color and impeccably cohesive? I first gardened in a house whose siding and trim was green, blue and purple. There were many times that I stepped away from my freshly planted foundation bed and thought, “Nope, that’s not it.” Now I live in a neutral-colored home, and it seems that there’s nothing more debilitating than working with a blank slate! Color can make or break your garden, and sometimes it’s surprisingly difficult to nail down the perfect color combination.

So how exactly can you solve your color woes in your garden? It’s time to

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