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Nov 21, 2013 8:22 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
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From my earliest gardening days I've noticed how one plant can make a neighboring plant look better just by color repetition. It seems to lead the eye to notice how the color is repeated and makes for a more pleasing look. I'll add a few examples.

The yellow lilies in the background seem to show up the center yellowish stripe of Firestar.



The echinacea, Bravado, repeats the same color as the nameless hydrangeas behind it.



Here the haze of light blue seems to infiltrate into the echinacea.

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Daylily Siloam Toddler's ring of purple matches daylily Malaysian Monarch

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The blue/purple of salvia Caradonna is the same as the outline of the eyelash on this pseudata, Shiryukyo, and the coreopsis Zagreb, in the background, plays up the yellow in the pseudata iris.



In 1994 Pamela Harper's book Color Echoes: Harmonizing Color in the Garden, was released and it promotes the idea of repetition of color. I had done it with daylilies many times prior without realizing exactly what it was that made certain plants look even better due to having the same color or tint in a nearby plant. It works equally well with foliage as with flowers. https://www.amazon.com/dp/0025481851/

One of my favorites, Japanese iris Amethyst and friends.



Foliage friends:

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Let's dig out those photos and post your most pleasing combinations.
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Nov 21, 2013 8:38 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
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I love Color Echoes. This is going to be so much fun! My favorite so far is the Caradonna/Shiryukyo/Zagreb combination.
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Nov 21, 2013 9:08 PM CST
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Oh I love all your images and I have to check my books, I seem to recall coming across that book somewhere, I may have bought it but still have some books to unpack.
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Nov 21, 2013 9:09 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Thanks, Zuzu. I like that one as well and it was totally unplanned when I planted the pseudata irises.

Japanese irises seem well suited to the subject since they all go together so well and never seem to clash. It's just like a big mist of lavender/blue and purple.
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Nov 21, 2013 9:10 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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That's stunning!
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Nov 21, 2013 9:12 PM CST
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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I agree, the flare of the sun and the lit up petals of the bloom are beautiful, great shot!
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Nov 21, 2013 9:17 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Thanks.

This one really is 'Stunning', the lily from Lisa/Buggy Crazy.
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Nov 21, 2013 9:19 PM CST
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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That is fabulous!!!! I'll have to go though my pictures.
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Nov 21, 2013 9:19 PM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
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Love it pirl, my very favorite was the pseudata iris. I have not had much experience with color echoes because I did not understand it completely but I am starting to get it and I had a few echoes mainly by accident and the fact that I love pink flowers.


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Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Mat.6:28-29
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Nov 21, 2013 9:19 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
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I love it! The freckles echo the clematis in the background.
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Nov 21, 2013 9:23 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
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I see the echoes in yours, Susan. The light pink of the foxglove is echoed in the lighter shade of pink on the echinacea. Nice foliage mixture!
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Nov 21, 2013 9:23 PM CST
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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Susan, Yes that is beautiful!!!!
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Nov 21, 2013 9:33 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Great, Susan. Now you certainly have it!

Lilies Tango has the same dark spots as Dimension's color. I always look back and wish I had taken more photos of the same scene!

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Nov 21, 2013 9:38 PM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
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pirl said:Thanks.

This one really is 'Stunning', the lily from Lisa/Buggy Crazy.
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Drooling Drooling Drooling I agree Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Mat.6:28-29
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Nov 21, 2013 9:43 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I really miss Lisa and hope she returns to selling lilies in the future.
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Nov 21, 2013 9:57 PM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
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I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
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Here is an echo gone wrong. I tried to echo the yellow in this hosta with a yellow heuchera. The hosta got too big! In the second pic the heuchera is actually under the hosta. LOL.


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Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Mat.6:28-29
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Nov 21, 2013 9:59 PM CST
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Spanish Flag, Ipomoea lobata and Apricot Candy, Ipomoea sloteri.

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Nov 21, 2013 10:05 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Still an ideal match, Susan, and the hosta also matches the smaller hosta at the rear in the first photo.

Lovely, Anne! It makes a person stare to see the magic at work.


Daylilies Scaramouche, on the left, and You Devil, on the right.
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Nov 21, 2013 10:05 PM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
God is the only thing that matters.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
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pirl said:Thanks.

This one really is 'Stunning', the lily from Lisa/Buggy Crazy.
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I hope everything works out for Lisa. This is a very stunning lily. I was unable to find it in the database. I wanted to put it on my wish list in case I get a chance to buy one. Can you check the spelling for me or do you have a link?

Thanks!!
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Mat.6:28-29
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Nov 21, 2013 10:07 PM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
God is the only thing that matters.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
Xeramtheum said:Spanish Flag, Ipomoea lobata and Apricot Candy, Ipomoea sloteri.

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Wow, I like that! Hurray!
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Mat.6:28-29

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