Here’s a terrific landscape look & a great way to spruce up a foundation planting. Tall Hydrangea shrubs give structure while Rudbeckia black-eyed susan, red daylilies add brilliant summer color. There is a Miscanthus (ornamental grass) that is providing an anchor on the far end.
Notice how repeating plants in a garden design makes this design cohesive while using fewer plants. The foundation looks organized by repeating the flower colors.
Just the simple elements of repetition, along with contrast & color, with shrubs as a focal point are the basics principles when it comes to garden design. Boy, is that getting me fired up about digging in again this year and reworking some haphhazard sections of my garden. How about you?