Yin meets Yang
Like interior design, good landscape design reflects the tastes of the owners. This project was fun because it incorporated the tastes of a couple with differing visions. Imagine that? :)
The husband grew up with parents who loved conifers, but the wife was more appreciative of flowering perennials. To accommodate both tastes, we incorporated the Weeping White Pine featured in the main bed and the Bosnian Pine at in the entrance bed. The Bosnian Pine was a great choice because of the rich, dark green which contrasts vividly with the cream of the siding and it’s compact footprint which is perfect for a small bed. Black mulch was chosen to complement the trim on the house and is a perfect choice to make the myriad greens pop out and engage the eyes.
Their front entrance offered a unique opportunity to implement a design in tiered beds, giving the garden a unique perspective and depth. It contains a variety of material to provide an interesting view and three season appeal. The Bosnian Pine, Dwarf Hinoki Cypress and Dwarf variegated Pieris will provide year round entrance without overwhelming the small space. The perennials will gradually grow in to provide a blanket of color at their feet. Shrubs and Perennials include: Dwarf Hydrangea, Helleri Holly, Salvia, Heuchera, Creeping Phlox, Rodgersia and Ajuga.