Pantone 2010 Color Trend Garden Inspiration


1. Patterns, 2. Lily of the Valley, 3. Untitled, 4. 春だね~!, 5. friday’s flower power, 6. Frond, 7. green in white, 8. TW Garden 09, 9. Blätter mit Libelle, 10. [3] milk, 11. Green, 12. Untitled, 13. low green, 14. Macro II: Buttercups, 15. beautiful seeds

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Pantone Color Institute predicts that “Aurora,” “Tomato Puree,” and “Eucalyptus” will be the hot colors for spring/summer 2010, according to an article on Aurora is a yellow tinted with green that gives off a burst of energy. Tomato Puree is a red that can be paired with turquoise, another Pantone hot hue, for a retro look. Eucalyptus is a cool and classic hue.  I pulled together these mosaic of garden pictures to get in the spirit…I think I am channeling the eucalyptus mood right now, though I think it will be the hardest to capture reliably in the landscape.  Which is your favorite?
1. Build stairs to the stars but obey the trees, 2. Red flowers, 3. さらに赤い花 #2, 4. Spring Garden Water, 5. A Beautiful Decline, 6. Flower, 7. Autumn, 8. Amaranthus paniculatus, 9. Begônia elatior “Rieger”, 10. 20080613_1767, 11. flower_10, 12. Eden Project 08 04 2007 #202

1. My 1,000th Picture, 2. dandelion, 3. Espernallac 1 (Santolina chamaecyparissus), 4. kalanchoe luciae, 5. goldenrod display, 6. Spring in Elbe Sandstone Mountains, 7. Way on yellow sea, 8. Jewelweed, 9. Untitled, 10. gradient, 11. glads, 12. Yellow flowers

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.


  1. janet on November 2, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    I love the eucalyptus, but that is no surprise considering I use it in everything. 🙂

  2. louise garwood on November 2, 2009 at 5:33 pm
    The eucalyptus palatte really captures my imagination as well. Look at the range of tones in leaf bark and seed.!!
    I thinK the glaucus blue-green, lichen colors of dianthus, lavendar, fothergilla, itea, blueberry,
    (and more) set against our NE woodlands is wonderful.

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