Creating texture in the garden


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


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