Layering gives a garden a
full, finished look.
Planting taller plants to the rear with
lower plants in front
adds a sense of depth.
Rather than plants plopped in place,
they become part of a cohesive whole.
Hide gangly legs...
to direct focus
the beauty of a plant.
Add lower plants...
to create contrast and complete the scene.
Flowers (Black-eyed Susan and Begonia)
lend summer interest and
hide the bare legs of Inkberry (Ilex glabra),
which in turn provides structure and winter presence.
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