At Rudy’s Happy Patch Market, plant displays often focus on color mixings and contrasts. But another element is variations in plant textures. Perry Wellness Center founder and CEO Stuart Perry is enthusiastic about the increased emphasis on “visual texture” at the market and around campus.
“Plant texture is something new to me,” Stuart explains. “But when I see displays with plant variety in the leaves and visual presentation, it is appealing.”
In the first photo, firecracker plants offer textural variety at the base of Hope Park’s former fountain centerpiece. In the second photo, Mexican heather are ready to offer color and texture to a garden display.