I planned the Pool Garden (it was the site of an above-ground pool) with a limited color scheme. I wanted it to be soothing and easy to look at through the kitchen windows. Whites predominate, with splashes of yellow and undertones of purple. Planted together here are white bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis alba), foam flower (Tiarella cordifolia), and lamium 'White Nancy'. I'm sure I got the idea from a picture in a gardening book. I find monochromatic color schemes easy to plan and soothing to the eyes, but over time it becomes a little boring. I still do look out the kitchen windows and sigh with contentment, though.
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