I’m a big fan of good garden design, and architectural plants can go a long way towards curing any design flaws your garden is suffering from. Why? Because one of the major mistakes most gardeners make is lack of focus in the garden. When your beds start to look flat, or too busy, or not connected…chances are you really need some good focal points.

Using Architectural Plants in the Garden

I’m a big fan of good garden design, and architectural plants can go a long way towards curing any design flaws your garden is suffering…

Private Oasis A lower elevation allows for more privacy. Toronto landscape design/build firm Artistic Gardens created this sanctuary by sinking the yard two feet and building several limestone retaining walls.

34 Inspiring Backyards

Love the Fence detail, we can add the Posts and Lattice to the very top of our fence and paint any color I wish! Private Oasis by Toronto landscape design/build firm Artistic Gardens

Hornbeam trees for fence line: - Sequin Gardens More

APLD 2010 International Landscape Design Merit Award Winner Richard G Shuster, RG Shuster & Company, Southampton, NY

Striking foliage contrasts

Down tge east fence line Sanserveria trifasciata 'Laurentii' & Calathea lutea against white plaster finish wall and pond By SALA Design Group

Heliconia Bihai cv. Chocolate Dancer - grows to 2.5-3m - full sun to 50% shade - prefers tropical / subtropical climate, but can be grown in warm positions as far south as Sydney

Chocolate Dancer - grows to - full sun to shade - prefers tropical / subtropical climate, but can be grown in warm positions as far south as Sydney

Greystone Estate's vast landscape is multiterraced and includes an Italian-style allée with cypress trees.

Well-Designed: Greystone Estate

Greystone Estate Greystone estate's vast landscape is multiterraced and includes an Italian-style allée with cypress trees.

Home Beautiful magazine Australia Coping tiles the same as the rest of pavers

Perfect size plunge pool with the right balance of concrete and a timber bench seat.

Lola House in Trancoso, Bahia Brazil, by Jan Lemonedes and Ronnie Stam #pool

dreamy house in Brazil

pleached trees tidy!

Double line of pleached hedges provide overlook privacy and reinforce the lines of the low boxwood edging below.

RG: @lonijane Beautiful #MagnoliaHouse in #ByronBay @byron_beach_abodes

Well Iv fallen in love with this Blissed out Byron Bay beach house what a beautiful day spent with some really inspiring people thanks for having me and cheers for the yummy vegan lunch that pumpkin was to die for by lonijane

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