THE POWER OF TEXTURE.
St. Patrick’s day fills my head with lots of beautiful greens so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to share a secret weapon in planting design: TEXTURE.
We often put a lot of emphasis on brighter colors to make our garden pop, but if you combine a mix of textures, a green garden is just as powerful (if not more).
In the simplest sense, great texture is combining a variety of different leaf sizes. Good texture can also be a collection of different leaf forms or even the density of a plant (tight branching vs open).
But for our purposes today, let’s just focus on the LEAF SIZE. I feel this is the perfect place to begin when starting to learn texture.