Mondo Grass

image via Hedge Design
One of the many ways of adding a bit of contemporary to a more traditional setting is to add the unexpected. Here Black Mondo Grass considered a "contemporary plant" was used along with the traditional Boxwood, Lavender and Hornbeam to create additional texture and color as well as a bit of whimsy. By not limiting plant material to the "typical", what could have been the traditional garden has been elevated to a fresher, more interesting  and contemporary space



via giabetti

The more I have , the less I need. 
 Landscape stripped down to basic design principals. Stunning!