Sunday, August 7, 2011


For me,the use of texture is one of the most important design elements. It is something I am attempting to incorporate into my garden at every opportunity.

I strive to use as many forms of it as I can, in stone, iron, wood, and of course various plant material.

This rusted and chippy old filigree garden bench has sat on the lower terrace for several years.
It is the perfect stand for a fern and looks at home on the moss flagstones.

I love the look of rust and stone in my garden, and it suits its woodland setting.

Whimsy has a place in the garden!

Loads of texture going on here on the front porch.  The moss covered pillars are put into use for some weddings as well.

A rather formal garden element, but it works because it is an unexpected touch to the woodland garden.

My favorite summer planting!

Soft filigree maiden hair ferns, running a close second to the club moss!

A vintage torchiere set off   against the greenery of  a hinoki cypress. 

White Madonna lilies waning, but still holding their own against a, starting to rust, English flower stand.

Script in the garden. 

A vintage aviary draped with Huldine , a pure white, summer blooming montana clematis.

It is very obvious to me that nothing I add to my garden can out shine Mother Nature's superb use of texture!

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