Accent Plants For Your Garden
When planning a garden, it’s a great idea to start with the larger trees and shrubs, to ensure you’ll have year-round interest, balance the size of your home, and bring attention to key areas of the garden. But once you’ve chosen some all-stars for the trees and shrubs, you can begin adding dashes of color and really have fun experimenting by using garden accent plants. Accent plants are plants such, tree, bush or grass that captures the eye and acts as a focal point in an outdoor landscape or indoor display. An indoor plant accent should coordinate with a home’s interior, while plants to accent the exterior should coordinate with the outside paint color and house style. Color and texture are the main qualities an accent plant may have to stand out. The monkey puzzle tree is a good example of an outdoor accent plant, as it commands attention with its unusual spiky branches and reptile-like scaly texture. This evergreen tree is native to South America and is Chile’s national tree, but it can grow in many different climates.
Roses can be thought of as accent plants that stand out due to their texture since each rose on the bush has beautifully overlapping soft petals that contrast strikingly with their rough, thorny stems. Roses are available in many colors and varieties. A rose bush is a popular accent plant near a front door or beside basement windows. Rose bushes can also make great accent plants when planted in intervals along a backyard fence with other flowers and plants placed in between.