Repetition of colour
By repeating plants of the same flower colour and tone, the reassuring repetition draws the eye smoothly through the garden.
For example, Box balls, Alliums, Hydrangea ‘Annabelle’ and Privett lollipop standards with their globular form when planted together create a wonderful unity and rhythm to a garden.
Other rhythmic plant groupings to consider
Tall Verbena bonariensis either, on its own dotted round the garden or, planted with bronze fennel, creates a shimmering rhythmic haze in summer, floating above lower growing perennials.
Lavender planted in waves or bordering paths creates a strong rhythm and unity in a garden.
Look at adding some rhythm and movement to your garden. Experiment, be creative and get your feet tapping.