Focus on Focal Points
Ideas for creating eye-catching elements in your garden.
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When plants compete for attention, the resulting landscape can be distracting and complicated. By establishing a focal point, however, you're in effect telling the viewer what to look at first. The focal point can be a water feature or an art object, a specimen tree or a colorful bed. Consider the development of a dominant feature to catch attention without cultivating confusion:
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Use this landscape design plan to create a garden that's full of color and interest throughout the seasons.