Creating texture within the backyard
Texture is what makes a planted backyard nice. By implementing a planting scheme with contrasting kind, foliage and texture, one can create curiosity and dimension throughout the backyard. Thankfully we’re blessed with so many choices to select from.
Why three is a magic quantity
While even numbers create symmetry, odd numbers create curiosity. Vegetation which might be grouped in threes or fives are likely to make your eye transfer across the grouping; and finally the backyard. You’ll discover that many panorama designers utilise this rule of design.
When a sample just isn’t a sample
I like to consider planting design as making a sample that isn’t a sample. Utilizing the idea of grouping vegetation in threes, the goal is to create a sample of alternating contrasting textures and tones. While alternating between textures from one grouping to a different is a sample, you additionally want to make sure the identical sample of vegetation just isn’t repeated over and over inside a panorama design.
So now for some examples
A few of my favorite vegetation to group collectively to create texture in a backyard design are:
- Buxus Balls – spherical spheres with a inexperienced tone
- Agave Blue Glow – compact & spikey with lovely greeny blue tones
- Crassula Blue Chook – a medium sized shrub/succulent with wonderful blue foliage
- Raphiolepsis Oriental Pearl – a medium sized shrubs with a compact kind
- Strolling Iris – a strappy extensive leaf plant create as a filler
- Strobilanthes gossipinus – a compact shrub with a fantastic gray tone
- Sanseveria trifasciata – upright blade like foliage
- Salvia Santa Barbara – a prolific flowering compact shrub
- Mexican Lily – a medium to massive strappy plant with blue and inexperienced tones
- Kalanchoe Silver Spoons – medium sized shrub/succulent with silver tones