When the residents of this home decided to expand and raise the deck as to max out on direct sunshine, the back lawn, moist and mossy, needed to go. In its place, a rondel of oversized bluestone was installed. The new planting, thriving in the mid-day shade of a mature pine tree, was inspired by a bright clearing in the woods. Here, sedges and primroses carpet the base of amelanchiers, evergreen huckleberry and rhododendrons, before giving way to elegant grasses, martagon lilies and hybrid Amsonia as they march in towards a sunnier core. Now fully woven together, these plants call for a minimum of maintenance yet offer a year-round, enhanced natural-looking appeal.
Completed : Summer 2016