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Nontraditional, but Horticultural, Garden Design

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Shots from just 60 feet above taken with a drone can reveal much about unused garden space that can’t be seen while looking head on from the ground. In the center is the long, double-sided border and to the right is a new west garden that’s under construction. A garden should always be a work in progress, just as Mother Nature is. THG AVIATION

Shots from just 60 feet above taken with a drone can reveal much about unused garden space that can’t be seen while looking head on from the ground. In the center is the long, double-sided border and to the right is a new west garden that’s under construction. A garden should always be a work in progress, just as Mother Nature is. THG AVIATION

Actaea simplex

Actaea simplex "Brunette" flowering on the far right and far left. The plant on the right gets just a bit more sun and flowers two weeks earlier than the one on the left. ANDREW MESSINGER

Actaea pachypodea

Actaea pachypodea "Misty Blue," also known as the white baneberry. While in the same genus as "Brunette" the flower is very different, the habit is very different and its needs are very different. Never assume that a plant will do as well as a plant in the same genus but a different species in the same location. These things are learned from reading and visiting other gardens. ANDREW MESSINGER

The north end of the double-sided perennial border. This was an addition in July with plants added during the summer. It’s the only place in the garden where there’s open space but more plants have been added and by next summer it will be as dense as the rest of the garden. But there’s always room for one more.  ANDREW MESSINGER

The north end of the double-sided perennial border. This was an addition in July with plants added during the summer. It’s the only place in the garden where there’s open space but more plants have been added and by next summer it will be as dense as the rest of the garden. But there’s always room for one more. ANDREW MESSINGER

Variability has to be taken into account with plants. This is Phlox p

Variability has to be taken into account with plants. This is Phlox p "Glamour Girl." The flower colors can vary on just one stem while on other plants of the same variety the entire plant might be covered by flowers of identical colors. ANDREW MESSINGER

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Hampton Gardener®

  • Publication: Residence
  • Published on: Sep 29, 2022
  • Columnist: Andrew Messinger
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