Posted: 01/04/2015 at 21:15
What sort of planting do you go for?
contrasting plants is being bolder, taking risks and even trying to provoke? Complementing them is safe I think. Cooler, more genteel, taking the easy option?
I like both styles....I feel more "grown up" with complementary planting, it's easy on the eye....grey foliage and pale blue flowers, for example...but the youngster in me also likes to stun people with bright contrast planting...red dahlia and yellow/orange helenium? Purple lobelia and red echinaceas?
Room for both I think and that's what I do.
Complementary gardening a touch of class or timidity?