22 May 2010 21:05:32
I came away from the National Garden Centre with loads of new planting ideas and a list of plants I want - Smilacina racemosa springs immediately to mind.
The main thing that impressed me though was the use of different textures and different sized leaves to create a tapestry effect. It is spring, after all, so the National Garden Centre had few flowers in evidence - the best time to examine planting, without the distraction of colour.
But check out this amazing tapestry effect of textures, using Lily of the Valley. This is quite timely really since Drumanagh gave me an enormous clump fo Lily of the Valley just recently. I have to try to plant Alison's Lily of the Valley it using the ideas in this photo!
Mind you, Pat's garden is really inspirational for tapestry effects - something I am so determined to work on incorporating in my garden.