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Along with a crisp, geometric layout, contemporary gardens need plants that fit with a strong, architecturally-driven style
Bamboos come in a variety of sizes, colours and vigour, so need careful selection. They make excellent screens that rustle in the breeze, adding a touch of the Orient.
Great for dry conditions and for injecting colour into the garden, these upright, clump-forming perennials with attractive blooms, are great for pollinators. Their muted tones are often used in repeated swathes in modern naturalistic planting.
Creating volume for contemporary gardens especially in late summer and autumn, grasses add structure, texture and movement. Their panicles of flowers and bronzing tints are an added bonus.
Providing imposing, sword-like foliage, these evergreen perennials from New Zealand form clumps in a range of colours and variegation.
From running ground cover to rounded shrubs, many spurges have an acid yellow colouring that adds a contemporary zing to early summer. Choose species that make interesting structures. Note: avoid milky sap touching your skin.
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