Any classic or experimental design ideas?
What design possibilities have you been exploring in your use of heaths and heathers? Someone on another forum mentioned getting hooked on heaths and heathers after seeing the photo in the White Flower Farm catalog. I suspect that many of us are trying to emulate that spectacular kind of effect in our own heath and heather gardens (whether we're partial to the vibrantly colored varieties or the subtler ones). But there are probably other ways in which these plants can be used to good effect.
How have you achieved the classic, flowing field of color effect (ala White Flower Farm)? On how large or small a scale? Which varieties work well together? Have you used other plants in your heath and heather beds? Dwarf conifers are often recommended for contrast in form and color. Which ones are effective? What others might be worth trying? What about perennials (or even annuals)? Which ones work well?
What about heaths and heathers in containers? What special cultivation considerations are important? Which heaths and heathers combine well with each other or with other plants in containers?
Thanks in advance for your suggestions. They will be helpful in putting together a design section for the forthcoming FAQ.