How To Mix Color, Form and Texture In The Garden

How To Mix Color, Form and Texture In The Garden

One of the secrets of a great design in the garden is to create a successful contrast of the three elements of color, form and texture. While large groups of a single plant can become boring, adding a mixture of flowers and foliage plants can give extra interest. These ideas are explained in an article by Lauren Dunec Hoang which I found on the Houzz website.

While swaths of a single plant variety can be peaceful in the landscape, there?s far more interest in a garden bed with a bit of diversity. Think of the impact a single bold agave can have planted among soft grasses or how your eye is drawn to deep plum foliage in a sea of green leaves. If there?s a trick in choosing foliage to break up monotony, it?s proximity and contrast.
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