Springs Fireplace Road
© Jason Dewey
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Block the view and create rooms. If you have a few hundred square feet, you can certainly create a private little sitting area, a space for a sculpture or fountain, or simply a nice garden vantage point. I’m also into plants blocking my view at turns, or even in the middle of beds — surprise me; make me work to see what’s being hidden. Put that Baptisia or Joe Pye Weed right in my way so I’m startled.
Add flowering perennials Many exotic flowering perennials do well in natural gardens when the site is right (check plant directories or with your local garden centre if you’re unsure what will suit your garden). Plant any of the following in generous sweeps for maximum impact: agapanthus (non-invasive varieties), alstroemeria, aristea, asters, astilbe, aquilegia, autumn glory (Helianthus salicifolius) cannas, clivia, daylilies, dietes, echinacea, echium, euphorbia, foxgloves, grape hyacinth, helichrysum, Japanese anemone, many irises, liriope, lythrum, nerines, rudbeckia, salvia, and sedum.