It is our strong opinion that a garden that people remember is much more easily created when plants are used that most of the garden visitors don't
recognize. That doesn't mean that all of the plants in the garden have to be rare and unusual. But the effective use of unusual plants does catch the eye
and as a consequence makes a garden stick in the memory. I find it interesting how in different areas certain plants seem to be used all of the time, when
they are almost never used here. Locally rare plants will have just as big an impact on most garden viewers. Even an unusual flower color on a relatively
pedestrian plant can catch the eye. When we can grow almost anything, it stands to reason that we should not recreate the gardens of the local strip mall.
Those strip malls are not filled with bad plants, just boring oft used ones. So plant a rare plant in your garden, make your garden unique in your
neighborhood. For the most part the unusual plants are not any more difficult to grow than their more commonplace relatives, just more fun.