As a shimmering, reflective pond or a peacefully flowing stream, vigorously cascading waterfalls or an even a gentle bubbler in a small patio container, the opportunities to add a unique textural element through the use of water are virtually limitless.
By Ray Rodenburgh
The evolution of garden design over the years can be attributed to a combination of inspired designers and the introduction of new plants, hardscaping elements and new design and installation techniques.
Landscape architects, consultants, designers, contractors and homeowners all have their own unique way of addressing design issues in the landscape. One area of design that could be looked at more closely is texture. While the use of colour, shape, scale and balance are important, the use of texture in all the elements is a subtle way to add depth, variety and character to any landscape. This aspect of design is well known to the professional. The designer knows how to incorporate these textures into a landscape design, ultimately impacting the “feel” and “character” of the job.
To some gardeners, the idea of growing things in shade can be rather daunting.
— Jane Taylor