space design

Spring gardening and wedding season

I love spring gardening and recently finished the installation of this mid-century garden,before-garden a funky space with a mixture of yucca, heavenly bamboo and a 3′ deep cement lamp post! The clients requested a low maintenance garden with a tight color pallette, summer flowers and winter interest. Since the garden is partial shade I choose white peony, white calla lilies, hellebore, acorus and huechera as the flowers and also “quick silver” hebe, acanthus and contorted filbert as plants with interesting winter foliage. The burgundy of the heather, succulents and huechera look great with the deep green of the Japanese holly ferns and pair well with the pink of the home and the brick facade. Irish moss and pink ajuga were the chosen ground cover. I’m really happy with the space and also inspired to work in my own garden. I’ll be planting masses of black mondo grass under 2 magnolias that flank the entry of my house and am also looking for the the perfect evergreen shrub to replace a bed of hebes that didn’t survive our brutal winter. I currently have masses of “red martin” euphorbia massed in the entry beds and am unhappy with the leggy and scraggly appearance of the stems.


 I also had the honor of doing the flowers for Jason and Christinas wedding this past weekend. I love that they chose orange as there color pallette as Leonida roses, orange parrot tulips, orange vandas and calla lilies are perfect spring blooming flowers. 20 orange “disa” orchids planted in terrarium globes made for stunning centerpieces. Enjoy!dscn1767dscn1776


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