Piet Oudolf has gained international renown for his imaginative plantings. One of his design strategies is to include many plants that bloom late and look good as they go to seed. The result is a garden that looks just as appealing in fall and winter as it does in spring and summer. He also advocates celebrating the rhythms and cycles of nature in the spaces we cultivate as gardens.
He has written several books about what he calls naturalistic planting design and the plants he has found to be the most dependable, disease resistant, and easy to maintain.
In Autumn, late-flowering perennials and seed heads add drama.
In early winter, plants with distinct shapes create interest.