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Cool Down With Color

Enjoy your backyard and garden on a sweltering summer day by cooling off with color. Paint outdoor furniture and planters in cool blues, and top off arbors with light-colored wisteria. Light blue and white hydrangea plants will also make a balmy backyard feel breezy.

Get more cool, colorful backyard ideas from Southern Living’s Garden Editor, Rebecca Reed. Video: Cool off With Colors

 









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