Of all the features in a landscape, nothing has as much visual impact as plants. Plants can be effectively used to screen unwanted views, provide shade to patios, accent hardscape features and structures, provide color and texture, attract wildlife such as butterflies or birds, produce a pleasing fragrance, provide a backdrop for flowering perennials or annuals, or simply to stand alone as a feature in a special area of the garden.
Once the hard surfaces and structure are in place, and gardens are prepared, the canvas is ready for the plant pallet. There are hundreds of species of plants that are available to create many different effects in the garden. The most important consideration when choosing plants is the setting. Objects such as buildings, fencing, outdoor structures, flat surfaces, and elevation will all dictate what style of planting will look best in a particular garden. Existing lighting conditions will also dictate what plants can be used, and the effect of introducing a shade producing plant into the garden will also affect the surrounding plant choices. The crowning effects in a garden however, are created through contrast. Contrasting and complimenting leaf shapes, size and color along with colorful contrasting blooms create a total picture that can be breathtaking. This is the substance of what the professionals at DeSignia produce for their clients repeatedly.