A lot of the best plant combinations in my yard have occurred without my conscious intervention.
The texture of evergreens contribute significantly to the winter landscape.
Sometimes we focus so much on the color of flowers that we forget about their other significant attributes.
Just about any herb you grow can be used as filler to increase the impact of a few garden flowers in a vase.
Repetition of white interspersed among other colorful blossoms ties plantings together.
During the busy gardening season, I spend so much time outdoors that order often eludes me inside my house.
In December, there are varied types of evergreen foliage that can be used to contrast form, color and texture in vases and centerpieces.
The majority of items for your table centerpiece can be scrounged from the garden and yard.
Look at your autumn garden and your borrowed views and maybe add a few echoes of your neighbor’s colorful specimens in your own plantings next spring.
Think now about opportunities to layer more plants in your own landscape next year.