Posted: 02/04/2015 at 10:27
I agree re too complicated BL
I'm artistic like most of us who garden, I know what I like and what I don't, but designing beds is akin to Shakespeare's plays...there are layers and levels of understanding.
I think I sit somewhere in the middle. I'm not yet educated enough with personal experience of how every plant behaves in my garden which I think makes all the difference, plants don't always behave as the label predicts.
The control freak in me has decided that the top garden is mostly pink flowers with yellow foliage contrasts. Definitely no yellow or orange flowers.
Middle garden is hot colours with icy foliage contrasts, definitely no pink allowed.
Bottom garden is harmonious purples and whites with white variegation. No orange.
Of course, I can't move the enormous Virginia creeper that tramples all over my tranquil purple/white garden come September but that's okay, a little bit of chaos keeps me from becoming a total control freak.
I mostly love formality with architectural forms within that framework, flowers are the bonus.