Monday, February 25, 2013

Layer for a Lush Look

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
and emphasize
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.

Read about more landscape design strategies here.

Happy Gardening!


Janet QueenofSeaford said...

Great examples of layering plants. You make a good case for doing this in the garden!

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

The very first combination of plants is just ...delicious! It wouldn't be so great without grasses, I think. Wonderful.
I should pay more attention to layering in my garden. Thank you, Chris!

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

How wonderfully beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Great visuals! Really explains your concept!

PlantPostings said...

Very good advice, and it looks oh, so lovely in your garden!

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