This landscape showcases small, specialized plantings in eleven triangular shaped beds and a water garden. This design was taken from a cross section of a Clematis stem as seen under a microscope.
To bring vibrancy to this area, we charted out an annual renovation schedule to transform three to four of the eleven beds into different theme gardens. Each theme garden will have its own essence and signature, demonstrate what can be done in the home landscape and feature Bernheim Select Perennials. Included are award winning perennial plants selected by the Perennial Plant Association (PPA), old garden favorites and new plant selections that have recently entered the gardening world.
Given full rein to daydreaming and guided by our landscape design philosophy we designed and planted three new gardens; a cutting, shade and butterfly garden.
The three gardens include hardy geranium (Geranium ‘Rozanne’) and four other award winning PPA plants, old-fashioned bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis ‘Alba’), variegated Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’), beardtongue (Penstemon “Sweet Joanne’) and Knautia macedonica ‘Mars Midget’. In addition to new plantings in the perennial beds, dark violet-blue and blue-spider tropical day lilies (Nymphaea), red and giant yellow lotus (Nelumbo), dwarf umbrella palm (Cyperus alternifolius) and imperial taro (Colocasia antiquorum) were added to the water garden.