A good design doesn’t just apply to the inside of your home, but also to the outdoors. And, since plants are usually a lot cheaper than furniture, outdoor decorating is definitely also easier on your budget. Here are some helpful ideas.
All space designers such as home interior decorators or landscapers, consider size, texture and color before they come up with a plan. Sizing the place is probably one of the most important things to do. Dwarf plants are wonderful for small areas, but they pretty much disappear in the midst of a perennial border. You will definitely need to look for something a bit bigger if you are considering curb appeal or you’re planning on landscaping your backyard. Every garden should have at least one particularly attractive plant to lure the eye.
Think about color. Plants with very colorful flowers are very attractive, but unfortunately they do not stay in bloom year round. Plant breeders have responded to this by producing varieties with colorful foliage for season-long appeal.
Texture is also essential when it comes to design. While plants with large leaves are more bold and have a more direct visual impact, plants with fine, cutleaf foliage are more subtle and offer a more delicate approach. Cutleaf plants that are easily moved by the wind provide a soft, delightful touch to the decor.
One plant that offers everything one might need to create a stylish outdoor space is the Black Lace Sambucus. They have dark purple leaves that provide color year round, and they are easily matched with perennials such as Black-Eyed Susans. They can be as superb a choice as Japanese Maples, especially for entrances and high impact areas.
Black Lace doesn’t just provide color and texture. Its large pink flowers turn into berries in the fall, and they can either be picked for wine and jam, or left on the plant for wildlife to partake of them. Like all well-designed products, Black Lace offers both form and function.
And, it is not a hard plant to grow. It tolerates most soils, even the ones that are usually soggy, and it can easily grow in the sun and even in the shade. Once it reaches full maturity, it is about 6 feet tall, and doesn’t require pruning unless the owner desires to cut it back some. A full-sized mature Black Lace is an impressive specimen for either formal gardens or casual backyard scenes. It is so adaptable that it can also be grown on patios or decks.
Plants such as Black Lace are the result of hard work from the breeders. The Proven Winners brand carefully selects the most beautiful and easy-to-grow varieties so successful gardening is easy. Beautiful, lush gardens should be something we all can strive for, not just expert gardeners. Amateur gardeners should be able to enjoy good designs as well. Black Lace does well in cold weather and will live for many years. It’s an easy way to add durable style to your garden.
So, are you ready to turn your garden into a well designed project? It is a wonderful way to invest your time and money. You could even look at your yard as one of the largest rooms in your home.
Black Lace is only one of more than 50 different Color Choice Varieties offered by Proven Winners. They’re easy to find at your garden center-look for the plants in the white pots.