It’s quite common to read garden design articles where the designer writes about planting in drifts. But what is drift planting?
Quite simply drift planting is placing groups of the same type of plant together and then repeating those same plant groups. You can do this in curving, informal patterns, along and within a border containing other types of plants.
Using several of the same types of plants throughout a plant border creates a peaceful and harmonious feel in the planting scheme. As the eye will glide across the area rather than jumping around a jumble of different plants.
It doesn’t matter if your plant borders are large or small, or your garden style is traditional or modern. The concept is the same and it’s an easy way to create impact.
For a garden design that looks natural and effectively distributes colour and variety, consider planting in drifts.