A garden is like a room that’s outside. It’s a space that can be designed and decorated, too, and I’m not just talking about the plants.
A painted wall or a colored background showcases your plants perfectly by providing contrast. Note the stucco texture adding visual interest.
The pattern created by the siding adds to the drama and complexity of this banana plant, making a passionate vignette to enjoy.
Here, the horizontal, whitewashed, red brick wall complements the graceful greenery and delicate flowers of the fortnight lily. A lovely and oppositional mix of urban and pastoral design, I think this is what I love about gardens in the city!
Other plants can create a background, such as in the beautiful riot of botanical life above. The aloe plicatilis is the diva in this opera! And check out that garage door (like you needed me to point it out)–what a rich color that enhances not only the house, but the garden in front of it, too.
If you’re a garden lover like me, check out Zann’s blog, boZannical Gardens, or chat him up at Flora Grubb Gardens and consider hiring him for your next landscape project in the San Francisco Bay Area!