Last week I posted this photo of a client’s containers from a few years ago on Pinterest and it got repined quickly. There was a question on the plants used so I figured I would do an official breakdown on the container.
Here are the same containers from previous years. We were able to use the same Phormiums from year to year by wintering in our greenhouse. We also have the Agave from last year in our greenhouse to transplant back this year.
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.
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.
Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
I have been absent from the blog for a bit because our family took a trip to Walt Disney World. We spent a few days visiting all the parks, meeting characters and riding rides. Our favorite park was Epcot and traveling around the world, but James loved Magic Kingdom.
Disney does a wonderful job transporting you to each destination with the use the landscape and plants. Below are some snap shot
Agave americana and Aloe
Bamboo fence and Liriope
Vignette of planters at the Italian pavilion at Epot
Hundreds of ornamental Kale planted under olive trees
Dry creek bed lined with Liriope
I am not sure what this is but I am working on it..can anyone help?
Tons of tropical texture
Ah...takes me back to Versailles
Massive 5'+ Agave americana! So beautiful...