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Color Accent

Use color to provide accent. Relieve large masses of one color with a smaller group of plants of complementary color, or by the sparing introduction of creamy white. Color-accent groups along a border produce movement, rhythm, and sequence. They carry the eye along to the climactic point. When these groups are repeated on both sides of the axis, they create balanced rhythm either regular or syncopated, according to how it is spaced. The use of color in such a manner can mean a great deal, producing individuality and charm.

Climax is important for every garden, large or small. The point of climax should be stressed in the design, and near it should be placed the best color combinations to build up its importance and to heighten its effect.


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