August 2016 Color in the Garden

Thursday, August 25 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Color is one of the most powerful tools in garden design. Use it properly and you can create a multitude of effects, from tranquility and serenity to a riotous feast for the eyes. Effective garden designs don’t occur by random plantings; they are the results of inspiration combined with knowledge of color. Do you know most of our knowledge and use of color is based on paint and printing? Would it surprise you to learn that color in the garden is based on visual color which differs from the artist’s palette? This is a technical presentation where Director Ed Lyon will explain why color may not be as it seems. You’ll go home having learned how to assess a garden for color design, how light, texture, and point of view effect color, and what makes beautiful color combinations.

Preregistration with prepayment is required by Monday, August 22. Cost is $16 for members and $20 for the general public. Iowa State University students receive 15% off the member price for most education programs at Reiman Gardens. Click the link below to select programs at the member rate, then scroll to the bottom of the page, enter promotion code ‘isu’ and then click “continue.”