The plants here feature a lot of texture and interesting structures. Hydrangea & Conifers, Sedum & Hosta,... Just when one group of flowers is at its ‘peak of perfection’, another group is just finishing blooming! And so, gardeners are often heard to remark something like this..... “Oh, but you should have been here last week....the Dahlias ( or the roses, petunias, begonias, or whatever.....) were so beautiful then!”
Northern California drought-tolerant garden ~ grasses, artemisia, succulents, Russian sage, & verbena bonariensis; contrast of texture & form create a lot of visual interest, heights lead the eye from front to back. . . . . ღTrish W ~ http://www.pinterest.com/trishw/ . . . .