foliage plant for garden..trying to learn to add foliage
i am trying to learn to mix in green foliages of all sizes in my flower garddens..as filler and to add texture and green or silver color
Example..in side garden, front yard dividing my yard w/ driveway, EAST West Facing, I took out juniper and am now planting roses, day lilly, some climbing vine...to fill out the rod iron fencing. What tall slender foliage would i use that doesnt get too bushy to shade out roses..like ficus? Hot dry here in San Fernando Valley Socal in summer..so hostas etc.. wont work
I am learning you cant just have flowers and roses...the foliages make shade for the hot afternoons..and fill in a lot
I see pictures all the time of foliages mixed in gardens but dont know what they are....they seem to fit so perfect...
SHould i put a tree or 2 in there? Dwarf fruit? Ficus? Bay? Pittosporum? it is a 4 ft deep 15 feet long strip...