Choosing plants with a long season of colour and interest was key in one of our recent projects, as our clients view the garden from their large, airy living space and glass walls all year round.
Plants with a second autumn flowering like Achillea 'Terracotta' has worked really well through both summer and autumn colour schemes. And adding grasses like the wonderfully named, Pheasant's Tail Grass (Anemanthele lessoniana), has also added texture and movement, along with flame-like seasonal colour.
Wonderful year-round coppery tones of Uncinia rubra echo the stunning Acer that was a striking existing tree in this garden, colours that we also picked out, in the ever present vibrant foliage of Heuchera ‘Hopscotch’.
Sedums are also doing their thing beautifully at the moment, with the stunning deep burgundy of ‘Jose Aubergine’ and the fresher deeper pinks of ‘Autumn Joy’ (perfect name!). Dark purple-black fine strappy leaves of Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’ pick up the deeper purple colours leading round to brighter Verbena officinalis 'Bampton’, Thyme and Salvia officinalis 'Tricolor'. A structural evergreen backdrop sets the colours off fantastically.
There really is so much choice - go brighten these shortening days up with colour.....
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