|Lantana planted in a row makes a nice pathway into your home from the garden.|
One is to put the same plant in various spots around the garden to "balance" out the landscape. By doing this, the garden will feel even. Second is to put a row of plants together either to create a natural fence or a barrier to hide a road or a neighbor's yard. There are many other uses for barriers but these are just a couple that come to mind. What are some plants that I use for repetition in the gardens? Prickly Pear, San Pedro Cactus, Oleander, Nandina, Bouganvillea, Mexican Palms, Buddha's Belly Bamboo, and Lantana. This is what works in my area but you are by no means limited. This can be used with ANY plant! So how do I organize the plants stated above at my place?
|Roses, grouped together, create a color patch around trees, ramadas, etc.|
|Oleander makes a wonderful natural fence|
|Bamboo can create a wonderful private screen.|
|Ferny leaves can create a similiar plantings effect....and another way to look at repetition....|
|Too many palms together....much better spread out over a larger area.|
|The project on the property for Spring. The front will be redressed with a repetitive cactus garden in whiskey barrels.|