There are probably as many ways to plant a garden as there are gardeners—and as many riotous color combinations. What we’re advocating here, though, is a subtler, monochromatic palette: a lush display of the delicate (or less so) shadings of one hue. It’s an intriguing approach to gardening, but a practical one, too. Restricting yourself to only a few chromatic variations—as with the larkspur and sage shown—will guarantee that all your choices are compatible in tone.
2 of 17Rosalind Creasy, From Sunset Books
An explosion of marigolds in sunny shades—with dahlias, morning glories, and hops—lights up a garden.