9. Aim for lots of vari­a­tion in fo­liage colour and tex­ture to pro­vide in­ter­est from ev­ery an­gle.

Canadian Gardening Annual 2016 - - Great Garden Ideas 2016 -

Here, the range of leaf shapes and sizes from the pur­ple smoke­bush, com­mon rose mal­low (Hi­bis­cus moscheutos cv.), spread­ing Chi­nese ju­niper, fra­grant Hosta plan­taginea, English laven­der and blue oat grass (Helic­totri­chon sem­per­virens) makes for a vis­ually di­verse dis­play.

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