One of the great joys of gardening, of course, is the chance to play with colour. It's like painting with plants: you get to create wonderful colour combinations that please your eye, and that can be changed up yearly, or by moving a couple of container plantings around.
We all have particular colours that please us, or that we use a lot of in a garden planting. Myself, I am fond of pretty much all colours in the garden, but I have made a dedicated effort this year to creating drifts of colours. I'm doing this for several reasons.
In the second place, pollinators can see drifts of one colour more easily than they can see a polka dot arrangement of colours, so I am planting in drifts to help them find my garden of food sources. I'm all about the pollinators, and have been for years.
Love them and leave them plants: Beaujolais lysimachia, Chocolate cosmos, and a striking little non-hardy black Scabiosa, and tucked them all into a well-drained area. Then I was given a clump of Mourning Widow cranesbill as a passalong plant by a friend--from a clump I gave her several years ago, before I left my former garden--and I picked up gorgeous chocolate-coloured Salpiglossis, and the result was a strikingly different, dark-flowered planting.
Others are more intentional. I have a deep fondness for shades of purple and blue and rose, with obvious results in my container plantings.
I have other colour echoes going on, but these are enough for today. What about you--do you plant in drifts of colour?