All the images in today's post, though totally different in style and feel have one basic thing in common,
A strong statement created by using one plant repeatedly throughout the design.
Not a design concept for everyone, most clients prefer more variety in the plant material, but on a large plot, I will many times recommend this. The repetition of the same plant, color or texture throughout the design helps to strenghten and add drama to a garden that sometimes may be lacking. Plants chosen most often for the job, grasses, boxwood, and lavenders, but a mass planting of dwarf buddleia, knockout roses or even hosta if budget is an issue would also work