In the garden: Masses of color
This is a shot from the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay Harbor, ME:
What I admire most about gardeners who work on this scale is how they seem to envision the garden in four dimensions; not just this plant this year, but how all the plants in combination will look five years onward. I suppose permaculture experts have the idea of "guilds" to guide them, but guilds are generally about stacking functions, not beauty per se. (Although that is a centuries long philopophical issue all on its own.)
Anyhow, this year I stole a number of ideas from the CMBG, and I'll post on them soon. Many more ideas than I can use in a single season!