Shade - Plant en Masse - Plant en Masse Just about every type of plant looks better in large groupings than it does planted individually. Here, drifts of astilbe seem to tower out of a groundcover of golden sedum. Test Garden Tip: Planting en masse doesn't necessarily mean growing only a single variety. Here, several selections of astilbe combine for even more interest
Lush shrubs make for a cozy garden retreat. More solutions for small yards: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/landscaping-projects/landscape-basics/simple-solutions-for-small-space-landscapes/?socsrc=bhgpin060812
Landscape designer Alan Fisher says, "Water-wise gardening doesn't mean you have to plant only natives. There's a huge list of world-wide plants you can use to spectacular effect." For more practical gardening advice, see our feature 75 Gardening Ideas (Page 135, Australian House & Garden, May 2013)
From the September 2015 issue of Inside Out magazine - our cover story on the home of artist Megan Weston. Styling by Julia Green. Photography by Armelle Habib. Available from newsagents, Zinio, http://www.zinio.com, Google Play, https://play.google.com/store/magazines/details/Inside_Out?id=CAowu8qZAQ, Apple’s Newsstand, https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/inside-out/id604734331?mt=8ign-mpt=uo%3D4 and Nook.