Rainbow Gardening: How To Do It Right

Posted on: 14 July 2017


Whether you are a proponent of Christian rainbows or you use the rainbow to symbolize your alignment with the LGBTQ+ community, you can create a rainbow garden that is both symbolic and beautiful. Landscape design takes flowers of all heights and colors to create this popular look. To do it right, you will need to section off the perimeter of your yard in seven equal sections. Then do the following to get the perfect rainbow garden look.


In the first section, you will need all flowers red. This could be roses, tulips, geraniums, lilies, etc. At the edge of the property, or your fence wall, plant the red flowers that will grow the highest, such as climbing roses. The second tallest plants come next, all the way down to the shortest red flowers at the inner edge of the lawn. Use red yard decorations as accents, if you choose.


Repeating the same planting design, plant your orange flowers next. You can get orange tulips, orange lilies, orange daffodils and orange jonquils, orange crocuses, orange pansies, etc. Pick whatever orange flowers you most enjoy.


Dozens of flowers are yellow, so you really have a wide variety of choices when it comes to your yellow section. Buttercups are the smallest yellow flower, while sunflowers are the largest. In between are yellow roses, yellow daffodils and jonquils, yellow tulips, yellow pansies, yellow petunias, yellow windflowers, daisies, etc.


Flowers in the cooler spectrum are rarer to find. However, there are some hybrids out there that will fit in your green and blue sections perfectly. For greens, there are some green and pink and green and white parrot tulips, as well as some perfectly lime green jonquils. If you struggle with finding green flowers, you may want to plant climbing green ivy, which is a really pretty backdrop for your green section.


Blue delphinium, blue phlox, blue windflowers, bluebells, and a few other blue flowers will fill out this section perfectly. There are also blue roses (not kidding!), and some rarer blue specimens of flowers that are not typically blue. Again, plant tallest to shortest, from back to front, so that you do not step on your flowers, seeds or bulbs while you are planting them.


Indigo and purple flowers are numerous. Try hyacinths, grape hyacinths, irises, pansies, lilacs, and hydrangeas to fill out your indigo section. There may be a few others, but make sure they are true blue-purple indigo before adding them.


Purple is the second most common flower color in nature, seconded only by its own complementary color of yellow. In the wild, it is common to see lovely purple violets growing in the midst of yellow buttercups. You can encourage wild violets to grow here, or plant a variety of purple flowers instead.

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