Steal This Look – 1920s Boxwood


I stumbled across this garden while looking through a Town and Country Magazine from August 2010. It featured the home in Atlanta called Boxwood that was designed in the 1920s by Philip Schutze. The current owners spent time renovating the home and paid particular attention to the gardens.  John Howard of Howard Design Studio from Atlanta was the landscape designer for the project.

The landscape reflects the classical design of the original garden with roses, boxwood, hydrangeas and fountains, and yet still is livable for an active family. Below are two sections of the garden with plant Ids.

If you like the containers with the boxwood you can get similar faux lead versions that are both cheaper and easier maintenance. Here is an example from Capital Gardens Products, but your local nursery will have a selection.

You may purchase online here.

The photos in Town and Country were taken by Francesco Lagnese.

A Rose Filled Valentine’s Day


Happy Valentines Day! In honor of this floral filled holiday, here are some beautiful roses that you can enjoy year after year.

A combination of two varieties of climbing roses greet visitors with saturation of color and romantic fragrance.

Roses on standard provide the height of color high above the ground and the fragrance close to your nose.

Climbing roses over garden walks, and I like the alternating pale and saturated colors.

Mixing roses with peonies makes for a beautiful garden. The double /full blooms of each plant are impactful flowers for any garden.

David Austin are the best roses to order for your garden, hands down. You can find suppliers via the David Austin website.

While looking for photos of rose gardens I came across this great educational document from Longwood gardens for homeowners wishing to grow roses at home. It is worth reading or keeping handy. find it here.

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