Count on pansies to design landscape plantings featuring single colors. All but the white blossoms in this bed are Panola pansies, a multiflora type that unfurls high numbers of smaller flowers. In landscape beds, give pansies plenty of space, arranging plants 8 or 10 inches apart. It may look sparse at first, but plants will fill out. Wider spacing provides good air circulation around plants, lowering the chances of disease or pest outbreaks.
Colorblends' Tulip Blend Rainbow Coalition presents one of those color displays that only tulips can pull off. Orange opens first, then red joins in, and purple closes ranks. In the end, the three bloom together for as long as a fortnight. Colorblends is a Connecticut-based flower bulb wholesaler that sells direct to landscape professionals and home gardeners coast-to-coast. See Colorblends.com or call 1-888-847-8637.
Combine a variety of fruit and blended veggie juices to make your own flavorful ice pops packed with vitamins. Try different combinations for fun- try carrot, orange, cherry and strawberry. Just pour into the plastic sleeves, squeeze out the air and place in freezer upright!
In the mudroom, a rainbow of baskets makes a colorful and handy spot to stash everyday clutter: keys, phones, wallets. Underneath are wall hooks, benches and shoe cubbies, all of which allow bright sneakers and jackets to become a cheery part of the decor.