Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Contrasting plant forms in the Hill Garden

Broad foliage: Canna 'King Humbert'
Fine foliage: Purple barberry (Berberis thunbergii)
Globe/Buttons: Seed heads of Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

By seeking to base planting design on structure, it will become apparent that there is something more essential to the soul of plants than colour.  ~  Designing with Plants by Piet Oudolf, pg. 16

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  1. Beautiful combo...and it illustrated Oudolf's point perfectly :-)

  2. That is a pretty combo. I like that... "basing plant design on structure...the soul of the plants." Color is really just icing on the cake :-)

  3. Yes,that just about says it all; I hope that will be shown in spades (sorry about the clichè) on the 22nd when my foliage meme begins. beautiful combination very well photographed. Christina


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