Eye-Catching: Using Focal Plants
Focal plants can entice you into a garden, distract you from less-than-stellar views or catch your eye within the garden's perimeter. Allow them their glorious time in the limelight, and plan the rest of the garden around them.
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Watching Sculptural Shapes Unfold
Many plants have naturally architectural shapes: Japanese maples, alternate-leaf dogwood and New Zealand flax grow into art all on their own. A single plant's display (here a yucca) can be the seasonal climax of a whole section of a garden.