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!