I designed my pond garden to take advantage of both the sunrise and sunset lights cast by the sun. I harnessed the sun's glow on the plants as a "natural spotlight" and back light to bring out the glistening plumes of ornamental grasses and to reveal the inner hues of my strappy Phormiums.
A dramatic and radiant garden, ready for it's close-up when I awake and when I bid the day goodbye!
"Good morning" garden!
The sun reveals honey-colored hues within the dark, purple leaves of the Phormium.
The ornamental grass, Calamagrostis glows behind it.
The long-lasting plumes of the Calamagrostis have been performing since summer in my zone 10 garden!
When the Japanese Maple tree is backlit, you can see it's "true colors."
The Calla lily reveals different shades of green.
A closer look at my Phormium.
Calamagrostis at sun down. What a wonderful way to say "good night!"
Don't rush to create your garden until you have spent lots of time in the yard, studying the sun and shadow patterns.
Use the natural light to bring out the "hidden" beauty of your plants and add some drama to the garden!