5.17.2014

A Little Saturday Color Blocking



As many of those who have worked with me know, I most often times will plant in mass either with color and or textures, for both shrubs as well as perennials.
 Miquel Urquijo Rubio's gardens are a good example of this. Just as you would use colors opposite each other on the color wheel with interiors, planting outdoors using this same principal creates the same strong visual.


 Here shades of lavender and purple are planted with yellow greens to create a strong plant pallet




Always a winning combination for both indoors and out lavenders, gray's and yellow grreens

5.13.2014

Neat, Orderly & One of a Kind



With carefully chosen plantings and ordered geometries the design company of Zaremba & Company has once again created a winning combination.

Asked to create a garden that is neat and organized yet be "one of a kind", the design team came up with a simplistic, elegant, contemporary landscape. Deciding to use right angle shapes and to mass plant with texture and subtle color changes rather than a riotous of color, a sense of calm is created. The designs energy comes in the movement of the plants.............a gently swaying of a mass planting of grasses can animate any design......as well as the water features through out the gardens.

This type of design can be repeated in most any garden setting whether it be traditional or contemporary. Just keep in mind the fundamentals applied in this landscape, straight and right angled planting beds as well as low layers of mass planting. Here boxwood, ornamental grasses, sedums, hostas, ferns.and ajuga were used to create this setting.









If you would like to add a more Classical feel to your garden please contact me for further information at mwhite841@verizon.net