Vertical shapes

Preferences for planting using vertical shapes has increased in popularity over the past year. The use of tall cactus in rows, or mother-in-laws tongue en masse, or grasses of varying colours and heights are being used more and more in the gardens being landscaped by professionals. The consistency of similar shapes and lines create a dramatic effect. The vertical lines create a sense of structure, and organised form.

These types of planting schemes are very effective for modern homes, and minimalist architecture or landscape designs. They also contrast against horizontal lines, or geometric structures like a pool, or a pot or pathway.