NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18:  Joanna Gaines attends the Build Series to discuss the new book "Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff" at Build Studio on October 18, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
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Here's How Plants Are Chosen At Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Silos Garden
Joanna Gaines had gardening expert Brooke Garcia create her garden at Magnolia Silos, and Garcia spoke with Better Homes & Gardens about how the garden's plants are chosen.
Colors are selected seasonally, but textures and patterns are just as important when curating Magnolia Silos because Garcia likes plants that have a “sense of softness and whimsy.”
Garcia explained, “I tend to associate the texture of a plant with more of a feeling: Is it rigid? Is it flowy? Is it soft?”
She added, “[We have] formal elements in the garden of these straight lines, these walkways [...] but we break that [with] plants and texture and this loose kind of feeling.”
Flowers are changed out regularly with colors that reflect the current season. Garcia also focuses on what would look great in a cut arrangement and uses that as a guideline.
For cutting, Gaines likes chocolate lace dara mingled with white king delphinium, hummingbird poppies, dalmatian white foxglove, champagne hollyhock, and other spring selections.
Produce plantings in the Waco garden are seasonal as well, and its raised beds currently include lots of strawberry plants, lettuce, jalapeño peppers, and several types of basil.