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Utilizing Texture in your landscape


By Peggi J. Redalen

Tue, May 27th, 2014
Posted in All Ask the Expert

The term "texture" in regards to garden design does not refer to how a plant feels but rather the overall visual texture of the plant - the size and shape of the plant and its foliage. Common words to describe the texture of a plant include bold, fine and course. Keeping texture in mind when designing a garden is essential in order to add striking and enticing contrast. The overall picture will be influenced by the textures you include. Also, using the right texture can even make gardens appear to be smaller or larger. For example, if you have a relatively small garden and you want it to appear larger, try using finely textured options to create the illusion of more space. If you have a larger garden and you want it to seem smaller, use bold and coarsely textured options. Spend your money wisely. Invest in professional landscape design and make sure you have the right plant for the right location.

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