Without any flowers yet present; the textures of different green leaves ( Prairie Sunflower, Rattlesnake Master, Sedum, the large leaf Petasites - giganteus) and the driftwood gives interest to the Rain Garden.
Notice the many different textures and colors within this small area.
The wonderful light and airy texture of Blue Oat Grass
Notice the many colors of the flowers,
and the very dark leaves and the red berries of Diablo Ninebark
There are a number of different variegated plants throughout the gardens.
Here is one example, theleaves of Ivory Halo Dogwood.
The pointed leaves of Siberian Iris, rounded leaves of Hosta, textured leaves of the Juniper, etc.
add much to this garden view.
Here stone, steel, grass, give great hard and soft feel to the garden.
Colors and textures are in abundance.
The hard texture of stone and the dainty look of the daisies make a great combination.
Russian Sage gives a vertical form and texture mixed here with other garden plants.
Ligularia, Hosta, and the soft needles of the Yew against the driftwood fence,
shows many textured elements.
Flowers with colors and textures fill the area.
The gravel path, sight of water, greens, colors in flowers and bushes, textures,
all add interest here in the Gardens at Waters East.