Landscape Violation #2


OK, what’s going on here? It looks like a pow-wow. Or a landscape design put in a blender. One of this, one of that, spaced in a circle in the midst of the front lawn. Yikes. The lack of unity with such segregated plantings as this can cause a front yard to look somewhat busy.

Take your cue from nature. Plant in groups to create impact and display varieties in larger drifts.  Three of this, five of that, nine of the other – very rarely does nature let a plant stand alone. Grouping your plants in of odd numbers will give the garden a more natural appearance. Also, place your grouping  in  more staggered arrangements,  not in circles or straight lines. Garden gurus – anything to add?


About christinedarnelldesignstudio

Christine Darnell Design Studio is a landscape and garden design studio in Chester, CT. Imaginative plant combinations characterize the work with an artist’s eye towards texture and color. A strong commitment to environmentally considerate design runs through the practice, the support of local nurseries, and guidance towards the most environmentally sustainable materials and products. Adjunct Professor, Horticulture Dept. of Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, CT , Wetlands Commissioner for the Town of Chester, Vice President, APLD, Connecticut Chapter.
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