Modern Farmhouse

This beautiful farmhouse was a blank slate, in need of a foundation garden for full sun. The homeowner loves hydrangeas, and generally wanted white and lavender flowers to soften the hardscape but needed deer resistant plants. The finished landscape has year-round seasonal interest. Perennials and flowering shrubs such as allium, catmint, amsonia, deutzia, and glossy abelia provide flowers from spring through summer. In autumn, deciduous shrubs and trees will display bright fall colors. And winter interest comes from a mix of evergreens, including classic boxwood and versatile Japanese Plum Yew, as well as gorgeous exfoliating bark on the Kousa Dogwood, a focal point at the end of the walk. Each plant variety was carefully chosen for the design, not only for color and texture, but also so the garden will look great for years without overcrowding. Larger trees, including the Japanese Maples by the driveway, were planted at the edges to help tie the cultivated areas around the house to the forest surrounding the property.