SHADY GARDEN TOUR: A BEAUTIFUL GREEN TAPESTRY


Gardeners often focus on growing flowers, but great gardens are about more than pretty flowers in bloom.
In this lovely garden, foliage plants have been woven together using shape, color and texture to create a rich green tapestry. Flowers are not the focus. They are just one of the many elements.
See more of this garden in this blog post: http://threedogsinagarden.blogspot.ca/2011/07/beautiful-tapestry-garden-of-heather.html
"Without exception, people say when they walk into the backyard that it is calming and peaceful just like a retreat", says gardener Heather Bradley.
"Without exception, people say when they walk into the backyard that it is calming and peaceful just like a retreat", says gardener Heather Bradley.
Here you see a nice mix of perennails, evergreens and groundcovers including a Dwarf Hinoki False Cypress in the foreground right, a Dwarf Nest Spruce (middle of the back row) and a Cotton Easter (in the back row on the right).
Here you see a nice mix of perennails, evergreens and groundcovers including a Dwarf Hinoki False Cypress in the foreground right, a Dwarf Nest Spruce (middle of the back row) and a Cotton Easter (in the back row on the right).
This small mounded planting includes a varied carpet of fragrant thymes.
This small mounded planting includes a varied carpet of fragrant thymes.
The interesting combination of a lime colored hosta and a Japanese Painted Fern.
The interesting combination of a lime colored hosta and a Japanese Painted Fern.
A moss covered pathway leads further into the garden.
A moss covered pathway leads further into the garden.
A close up of the mounded focal point of the garden in the third image.
A close up of the mounded focal point of the garden in the third image.

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  • Libby Yuewhoo
    on Mar 3, 2014

    A neighbor has been trying to decide what to do with her shaded garden, think she might go for this. It whispers "come relax here".

  • Melody Drinkwater Wagner
    on Apr 5, 2014

    I'm so into the greenery aspect of it all than into the flowers. This is beautiful!

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