GARDEN DESIGN WITH WITH ARCHITECTURL PLANTS.I use a lot of architectural plants in my designs to add sculptural elements and drama. Many of these tend to be evergreen so good for all-year round interest and look particularly good with lighting and the silhouettes created. Yet even deciduous shrubs and trees can look good in winter when not in leaf with multi-stem forms and colour in bark. Some non-woody plants such as the Phormium, Agave, Dasylirion and Horsetails below can be used to great effect as long as the conditions are right in terms of drainage and protection from cold. Bamboo and palms provide great architectural statements in any garden and can be bought at specimen sizes to add instant maturity to a garden. Hedging and topiary are some of my favourite elements to use as they provide green architecture to divide and narrate a garden.
1. Japanese holly 2. Cherry tree 3. Cherry tree 4. Silver birch 5. Box balls 6. Agave 7. Paperbush 8. Phormium 9. Box balls 10. Dasylirion 11. Tibetan cherry 12. Horsetail 13. Scots pine 14. Himalayan silver birch 15. Temple bamboo 16. Eucalyptus and Mexican lily 17. Chusan palm