plants for texture

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    A French Garden in the UK

    Today we’re off to the UK to visit with Fabrice. Hello, my name is Fabrice. I am French and live in the UK. I acted in France for a long…

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    Texture Never Quits: Plant IDs

    The garden of Joann Currier and Sebastian Hamilton in North Carolina is a study in textures. At every turn you see another plant—be it a perennial, conifer, or even cactus—that…

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    Texture Never Quits

    Texture is often referred to as the third element of garden design. We all tend to get overly focused on color and form, but texture is that hard-to-explain “little something…

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    Bold-Textured Beauties for Sun and Shade

    In horticulture, plants are often described as having fine, medium, or bold (coarse) texture. Bold-textured plants have large leaves and sometimes large blossoms to match, although “bold-textured” really refers to…

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    Inspiration for Shade Gardens

    Today, frequent GPOD contributor Cherry Ong is giving us another look at a less-visited part of Butchart Gardens in British Columbia: the bog garden. (Her previous post is here.) She says: Tucked…

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    Hardy Native Ferns

    A garden planting of ferns conjures up images of shaded retreats and cool walks by wooded streams. Yes, ferns do abound in the deepest, darkest woodlands. But not all ferns…

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    Fuzzy, Prickly and Tickly to Touch

    Richly textured plants invite you to stop and feel the foliage