An excited serenity is approached in this seemingly monochromatic combination. The subtle, peachy-orange nears yellow, while the yellows near green, showing the quiet harmony of using analogous colors. (Photo by Daniel Mount)

In the spring issue of the Arboretum Bulletin, we kicked off a new, illustrated series on garden design with a look at structure. In the latest issue of the magazine, we continue the series with a brief meditation on color.

Garden writer Daniel Mount offers some encouraging words on what can be tough challenge for many gardeners: choosing and combining foliage and flower colors.

“Whether you intend your garden to be a place for serene relaxation or fun parties—or both—your use of color will be important in achieving your goal,” writes Daniel.