CONNECTING WITH NATURE

Let’s shake off the last of winter and start the countdown to spring! Roses and wisteria are leafing out, many shrubs are blooming, and pollinators, ready for a meal, are buzzing around the garden (we’ve got 42 shrubs, broken down by region, they will adore). Speaking of shrubs, if you don’t already have a thing for viburnums, let us inspire and enable with tips on how to use them. And then there’s this #gardenenvy landscape, the work of talented designers who show how to work with nature to create a place that’s both romantic and easy to care for. Need a daily dose of inspiration? Follow us on Facebook and Instagram

 

Make a Garden That Works with Nature

Okay, who’s about ready to pass out from the painterly, gorgeous garden?!

Rebecca Sams and Buell Steelman of the Eugene, Oregon design firm Mosaic Gardens updated the aesthetic of a traditional cottage garden with newer plant varieties, the addition of a large Vietnamese urn and basalt pathways,  and more contemporary design concepts. The result is a garden that has the soft feel of a cottage garden but with less maintenance, a much longer peak season, and fewer temptation for hungry deer. “When carefully selected and placed, these plants offer a sculptural whimsy that underscores, the romantic classic feel of the garden,” says Rebecca. We could not agree more.

You must click over to see the rest of this truly remarkable, lush, inventive garden. Read the entire story here.