I rarely take you to gardens that I design for many reasons, but occasionally, I will show you snippets of a property to focus on textures, plant combination, plant massing, views, or any of a number of other design features and techniques.
Since I am a member of the Lewiston GardenFest, I thought to show a property in Lewiston. I have designed quite a number of properties here and may highlight some through the growing season.
Spring is a wonderful time, especially with successive bloom. See the companion post on this project on Green Apples. You get a sense of the size of the property.
The lilac are planted for the fragrance at a seating area. You can see what is going to bloom in summer coming up.
Roses will bloom with the lambs ears when the iris is finished. I worked with these clients for many years, and watched the garden mature. I also designed interior space in the residence. They have since sold the home and moved to a new home with less property.
Peonies are a favorite of this client and she has a collection of Tree Peonies. The follow-up post in Part 2 has plants showing a successive bloom with the crab apples. The rock garden starts blooming with the peonies, and is later in the season. Part 2 has the rock garden with plants just showing and not fully filled in like in this post.
You can see a bit more of the Spring show of this property at Green Apples.