Where does inspriation come from? Mark finds it everywhere he looks. He easily made the leap from teal and orange as typical colors seen on a construction project to a perfect garden combo.
He just needs to let these folks know that next year they should fill that planter with something orange.
The same unusual color was the inspiration for this "blue room," hidden on the side of the house of one of the gardens on the recent Olbrich Botanical Gardens tour. If you look below the window on the far left you can see the copper gutter running across the floor.
Copper ages to this wonderful dusty blue patina which was the key to the color that defines this entire space.
The gutter ingeniously drips onto a rock making a mini waterfall before it continues on its way. Multicolored pansies fill the container on the deck but a hint of orange can be seen in the feet holding the pot above the floor and in the rocks below.
But as befits such a serene hideway most of the garden space adjacent to the blue room is filled with greenery.