How To Use Accents In The Yard
Accent pieces in the yard are incredibly important, because they add a focal point and bring your eye to them. An accent piece can be a group of plants, a single tree or shrub, a sculpture, an urn, or even just an old piece of garden equipment. Some accent ... Read More
pieces can be left outside all year, while others you may choose to bring in for the winter.
In my yard I have several frogs scattered throughout the gardens to create interest. I also have a few large rocks, as well as some old milk jugs.
Another way to create focal points is to group the same variety of plant together. I use pulmonaria as a border around several of my beds. This tends to help frame the garden. Since my style is more of a collector of plants, the ‘look’ can be messy. However, a solid border of one plant around the beds makes the composition of the bed itself look cleaner.
Other great plants I love to use for borders are liriope, very small boxwoods, and even heuchera.
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