As it is my general tendency to collect every plant I fall for, I struggle to include repetition in the overall design scheme. In fact, my overall design scheme so far has been to fall in love with a plant or(s) and find a place to fit it in; that or acquire a plant for free and squeeze it in. Therefore, the idea of mass planting is utterly forgotten.
Taking a break from my garden has provided awareness of lessons to be learned elsewhere. I passed this beautiful group of Possumhaw hollies (Ilex decidua) many times on my way to work before I finally pulled over and jumped out of my car one morning to take a few quick photos while they were loaded with berries and positively glowing.