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Plant Stands from Ivy Muse

Melbourne-based botanical wares studio IVY MUSE have just introduced Nightshade , its second collection of beautiful limited edition plant .

observations of a landscape designer

Fall is a favorite season. I like reflecting on all the efforts made in the garden imagined in the winter, begun in the spring, and realized during the summer. Once the fall arrives, there is the b…

Seattle Border: Hosta "Frances William"; Above Hosta-Solomon's Seal; Center Right-Rodgersia podophylla 'Rotlaub' (Use dwarf oakleaf hydrangea (H. quercifolia "Munchkin" or "Ruby Slippers") instead); Far Center-Hydrangea HM "Glowing Embers"; Bottom-Wood Anemone, Heuchera "Velvet Night", Bishops Weed, Drooping Leucothe, Maidenhair Fern,

Foliage border- To make each plant stand out, set big-leafed plants beside fine-leafed ones, and spice up a mostly green palette with variegated plants that provide hits of gold, bronze, and purple.

Che Mondo Bello: Summer in the Garden

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' with Carex 'Evergold' and Cimicifuga simplex (dark-leaved selection); by Richard at Che Mondo Bello

Shapely rich maroon leaves of 'brunette' bugbane (Cimicifuga ramosa 'Brunette ') are the perfect foil for cherry red flowers of 'Hadspen Red' masterwork (Astrantia major 'Hadspen Blood')' both plants appreciate regular watering and shade , especially from the afternoon sun

Shapely rich maroon leaves of 'brunette' bugbane (Cimicifuga ramosa 'Brunette ') are the perfect foil for cherry red flowers of 'Hadspen Red' masterwork (Astrantia major 'Hadspen Blood')' both plants appreciate regular watering and shade , especially from the afternoon sun

The highlighting the Berggarten sage in the foreground, dappling the Mikado California poppies behind them, and generally doing interesting things with the lime thyme, Carex testacea, and Euphorbia 'Nothowlee' in the background. mbinations

The highlighting the Berggarten sage in the foreground, dappling the Mikado California poppies behind them, and generally doing interesting things with the lime thyme, Carex testacea, and Euphorbia 'Nothowlee' in the background.

Bands of thyme run between pavers w Carex testacea grasses, accented with pink �€˜Maori Chief’ phormium and yellow kangaroo paw -sunset -

Ribbon effect Bands of thyme running between sand-washed concrete pavers stripe and meadow of tawny Carex testacea grasses, accented with pink ‘Maori Chief’ phormium and yellow kangaroo paw.