Texture can come in all sizes, and go in all directions whether it's vertical or horizontal. It can be found in plants (shapes and forms that are spikey, soft, buttons, plumes), furniture, and surfaces. Texture adds visual interest an warmth to landscapes and gardens, which is what your eye registers and is drawn to. So whether you are thinking of purchasing a packet of seeds or something more substantial, texture is an important component to consider for your outdoor space.
Here are 9 unusually awesome materials to think of for your garden, if i do say so myself:
Mark Thomann, a contributor on Landstylist, says I like Pennisetum too much. I'll try not to read into that statement, and just say that it really is one of the most gorgeous grasses out there, period.