Alice Spenser-Higgs
3 minute read
19 Jul 2020
9:56 am

Revamp your garden with vibrant verbena

Alice Spenser-Higgs

These plants are a must for butterfly gardens because their flowers are a rich source of nectar for pollinators.

Verbena flower. Picture: iStock

Colour has been described as a gardener’s trustiest tool and staunchest friend. So much can be achieved simply by using colour, to create a mood, make a garden feel more spacious or more intimate, and it can vary with the seasons. A garden’s character comes from how colours are used together. Contrasting colours, that are opposite each other on the colour wheel, produce a lively garden. Contrasting colours enhance each other like purple and yellow; blue and orange; red and green. Another option is to use harmonising colours, those that are found next to one another on a colour wheel,...