Colour Contrasts

Boronia and cushion bush

Boronia and cushion bush

When designing how my garden looks I consider different colour effects and how plants will look when they are not in flower, which is often quite a long period of the year. Cushion Bush, Leucophyta brownii are lovely silver foliaged plants, they is often seen growing in coastal areas.

It may become a bit scraggly in a garden but plant it somewhere it gets full sun and trim it occaisionally.  The Boronia megastigma ‘Chandlerii’ is an interesting contrast and has a lovely scent as well. Not everyone is able to smell the fragrance of boronia but I can so I always try and have a few in the garden.

I plant them in good well draining soil and make sure they are fairly moist during the summer and some plants have lasted over ten years.


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