Textures of Terry’s Garden

I am one of those “touchy-feely” people. I have to touch everything: fabric, leaves, paper, hair, fruit, which is why I have a garden with various textures.

Texture is a quality that really identifies and separates–not just in plants but in nature as well.

Rough, smooth, silky, lumpy, velvety, sticky, fluffy. We use texture to describe voices like The Velvet Fog (Mel Torme) or to describe music as smooth jazz.

In music texture describes the complexity of a musical composition.

In garden design, texture is just as important as the placement and height of ones plants. Texture gives the garden an overall visual appearance, a personality. Take a look at your garden to see where a grass or sedum would fit; find a plant with large leaves or leaves with varied shapes like ferns. Take a look at your garden and add texture.

©Teresita Abad Doebley All rights reserved 2009-2011.

Quote of the Day for YOU: “The true worth of a man is not to be found in man himself, but in the colours and textures that come alive in others.”   ~Albert Schweitzer


9 thoughts on “Textures of Terry’s Garden

  1. The pictures are 3-d, if that is correct word. I feel as if I can touch them.
    Flowers always hypnotize me…even for a moment, whenever I enter a new place.


  2. I touch EVERYthing, including my clients when I’m talking to them. For the most part its totally appropriate… unless its a man with rock hard biceps.
    Seriously though, textures rule.
    Great post as usual.

  3. I’m with you there about touching things. We’re staying in a lovely hotel for a few days at the moment & one of the first things I did was to feel the flower arrangements to see if they were real. Sadly they are not!

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