I had a chance over the weekend to travel to Toronto in Canada for the annual Garden Bloggers Fling. This three-day event involves lots and lots of touring of great gardens. When you look at a lot of nice gardens in a short period of time you start to notice things, and here is one of my takeaway observations from some of Toronto’s prettiest gardens. Everything looks good next to a blue hosta.
Whether a purple Rodgersia, a bright pink azalea, an orangish begonia or a lime-colored spirea, pretty much every plant I saw on the tour looked better next to a blue hosta. Something about the deep, mellow tones of a bluish hosta, such as Blue Angel, gave the other colors a compatible background and a friendly foil.
Check out some of these pairings: