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27 Bright and Colorful Flowers For Your Garden

Colorful flowers make your yard pop as nothing else can. They are like the finishing touches of the artist’s brush that bring the canvas of your yard to life.

collage of beautiful colorful flowers

When planting flowers, consider not only the bright spots of color for your yard, but also the flower arrangements inside. You can enjoy lovely vases of colorful flowers from spring to fall with seasonal accents with a little planning.

You don’t have to work too hard to get the beauty you want in your garden. Mother Nature has done most of the work for us already! All you need to do is think about what colors of nature you want to experience in your backyard and of course in your front yard 😉

If you’re looking for some indoor choices, growing succulents is fun and probably the easiest!

Single Color Garden Flowers

Sometimes all you want is a huge pop of color in your garden. That’s alright. Let’s look at some ideas for single-color gardens.

It can also be beautiful to gather blue flowers. These are not as common and add a lot of interest.

Red Flowers

A garden filled with red flowers in different shades can add a bit of drama and energy in your front yard.  You’ll turn a lot of heads with the vibrancy of red.

an abundance of red flowers in the garden

Gorgeous combination of different shades of red flowers makes a lovely combination that pleases the senses.

1. Pink Peony

pink peony flower

Stunning beauty! Mixed in your red garden, it will please the eyes as well as the nose 😉

2. Red Poppies

red poppies

These delicate flowers bring a pop of color wherever they show up. I have some by my mailbox that come back year after year. They make me so happy every time a new one blooms!

3. Red Daisies

red daisy flowers

Easy to grow, these button like flowers are adorable!

4. Red Lilly

dark red lily

Stunning red Lilly will steal the show in your red garden.

Blue Flowers

5. Common Grape Hyacinth – Muscari

Muscari - Common Grape Hyacinth

Stunning clusters of pretty blue flowers will bring a smile to your face every time you walk by.

6. Agapanthus

agapanthus flower

I love this delicate flower: perfect companion to yellow, red or white flowers.

7. Balkan Anemone

bright blue Balkan Anemone flower

This vibrant blue flower is so precious! A star in any garden, it will contrast most other flower, creating an interesting dynamic.

8. Bluebell

bluebell flowers

Dainty bell shaped blue flowers that bloom in the spring will surely catch your eye. I remember a forest full of these form my childhood. So pretty!

9. Blue Hydrangea

bright blue hydrangea flower

I’m so intrigued with Hydrangea: I love how you can change its colors by the composition of the soil!

10. Cornflower

ladybug on a cornflower

This adorable flower pops up in the most unexpected places, and beautifies wherever it grows.

Yellow Flowers

11. Yellow gladiolus

Yellow gladiolus with orange edging

Stunning yellow-orange gladiolus: one of my favorite flowers!

12. Yellow lilies

Yellow lily flowers

These cute yellow lilies, will brighten any garden!

13. Buttercups

buttercup flower

Pretty buttercups: they come in my yard on their own. So bright and cheery!

14. Pansies

A field of yellow pansies

Coming in so many colors, pansies are easy to grow and very enjoyable. These yellow pansies are like little bright eyes greeting you from the flower beds.

15. Daffodils

Yellow daffodils

Gorgeous daffodils announce spring is here.

Pink flowers

16. Bleeding heart

Bleeding heart spring flowers

Dainty and delicate, these bleeding heart flowers will put a smile on your face.

17. Pink roses

beautiful pink roses

Roses are a wonderful romantic addition to the garden. Pink roses are gorgeous and most smell delicious! Add roses to your front yard.

18. Pink tulips

pink tulips

Such adorable spring flowers! There are lots of pinks shades of tulips and I love them all 😛

Gorgeous pink camellia japonica flower

Camellias are just so pretty. Here are some tips for growing camellias.

Purple flowers

19. Lavender

Lavender flowers

Bees love lavender flowers! You will too, when you see how easy it is to grow your own, and how good they smell.

Colorful Flowers For Your Garden


As pretty as focusing on one color in your garden can be, most people will want to combine different colors. A red, white, and blue theme garden looks stunning around the fourth of July. Soft pinks, reds, and purples create a very feminine look.

hyacinth flowers close-up in the garden

You could also choose to plant a random mixture. There are wildflower seed packets that contain many different kinds of flowers in different colors. This is a nice way to add a lot of color to your backyard if you’ve been feeling like it’s boring. Don’t worry about it all matching, these mixtures always look great.

a field of wildflowers

You can get as in depth with choosing different colors for your garden as you want. Some people will really get into it making sure that each color combination evokes a specific emotion or feeling.

If you’re at a loss for color combination ideas you can head to your local florist. They are masters at knowing which flowers and colors to put together. Take a step back at all of the offerings and see if anything stands out to you.

Another idea is to visit neighbor’s yard. If someone else has a “greener” thumb than you have they might be a great resource to turn to when you need help deciding on the best colors for your garden.

Colorful Foliage For Your Garden

Many people like to focus on the different greens that are out there. Even though green is a single color there are various shades and hues of green. Dark green can look absolutely gorgeous when mixed together with lighter shades.

20. Caladium

caladium leaves with red and white speckles

Caladiums are a great for shady garden beds or containers. They look gorgeous from early summer until frost.

21. Heuchera

Heuchera leaves

Heuchera is a beautiful addition to any garden. With leaves coming in several different colors, from purples, to silver, and red, and bronze, and speckled, they make a gorgeous spectacle in your garden. And when it blooms, its small bell shaped flowers are just an extra delight to see.

22. Hosta

hostas in the garden

Shade-loving perennials, hostas will brighten even the most boring spot with their gorgeous foliage. Lots of color in these leaves, and the flowers are pretty too!

23. Red Coleus

red coleus

Easy to grow, Coleus comes in a many colors, both solid and mixed. Make sure you water them well during dry times: they need their water!

24. Variegated Canna

variegated canna leaves

These tropical beauties are stunning! Growing in green, bronze, black, variegated, or striped foliage, their flowers also come in many colors: pink, orange, yellow, red, and even bi-color.

Colorful Vegetable Gardens

Don’t forget that vegetables add color too! When you’re growing vegetables your first thought probably isn’t about which colors look best, but you can make a conscious effort to combine the best looking vegetables to create a dramatic effect in your yard.

25. Tomato Plants

tomatoes on the plant

Grow the best tomatoes with these tips for growing tomatoes.

26. Zucchini Plants

yellow zucchini plant

Everyone can grow zucchini! We always have extras for family, friends and neighbors. And when we gave to everyone, we freeze some for later.

Colorful Fruit Gardens

27. Strawberries

Strawberry on the garden

Adding color to the garden is an amazing way to add beauty to your yard. You can really have fun with the natural colors that are out there. Check around for inspiration and get started with your own colorful flower garden today.

25 bright and colorful flowers for your garden

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