The clients for this design had one major request, “we don’t want any deciduous, messy stuff”. The plant palette had to consist of mostly evergreen and some semi-evergreen species, while maintaining a clean, contemporary design.
The vertical, rectilinear forms of the facade were softened by a number of sculptural weeping evergreens, such as the Cedrus lebani ‘Pendula’ (right). Mexican feather and Blue fescue grasses provide year-round interest and a contemporary quality within the planting beds.
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Along the East edge of the house, we used 4′ wide corrugated culvert sections as bamboo planters, surrounded by tassle ferns, grasses, and spreading yews. The brilliant red Gulf Stream Nandinas lend a striking touch of color to the blend of evergreens.
This project was an exceptional experience due to the good humor and casual nature of my clients. I also really enjoyed working along side their awesome architect, Emily Buchwalter, with Medici Architects.