A little something from my looking at the color green.
One of those days when I was just trying to get my mind right to start working on a drawing.
Fooling around on something like this reminds me again, why more designers need to look at foliage and not just the color of the flowers.
To me this is one of the biggies that separate Landscape Designers from Garden Designers and especially from the Garden Enthusiast who spend so much time obsessing over the color of a certain flower as it survives for such a short life span.
Now looking at the shades of green in a large planting as the greens works against each other through the entire growing season seem more important.
Important to the overall harmony of the growing season.
Throw in the texture and form along with the foliage aspect and you can really have a dynamic garden even if it is all green. I realize that I am speaing to the choir(professionals) here. Though a friendly reminder never hurt.
I think all this talk anout texture and foliage has determined my next post. A look at fall, expecially grasses and how a bed loooks for several months.
To me this is a very neglected part of design. Fall the fall color, foliage, texture, and changes.