Friday, February 4, 2011

Modern xeriscape garden design

I have noticed a funny trend amongst my clients: people have basic shapes that they are very attracted to, even when it comes to plants. The top winner? Definitely the circle.

Plants with an almost mathematical geometry look amazing in masses or rows, and have a very contemporary aesthetic. I think these barrel cacti (Echincactus grusonii) are a perfect example. They are also stunning as an individual statement alone or in a pot.

Here are a few more circles worth looking at: