Contemporary Garden #3

Contemporary Garden #3

 

A medium-sized garden where flowers are important to the gardener either for pleasure or to assist in attracting pollinators for fruit and vegetable production. It can be a happy mix of both natives and exotics and colour themed using blues and whites as this particular picture shows.There is room for a family lawn,shade trees, outdoor seating and BBQ space. The structural bones of the garden are provided by the trees of Prunus Shirotae and the gorgeous Cornus Eddies White Wonder. Beneath the tree layer the Camellia and the Hydrangea provide bulk below, which are the easiest of flowering perennials and give pretty softness.  Roses are an option - Winchester is one possibility from hundreds - but is an easy repeat-flowering, heavily scented David Austen variety.  The Carex and Liriopes make for great textural differences around paved areas remaining tidy all year round. This is a looser style of planting yet maintains the contemporary aesthetic of the home if the garden layout mirrors the dimensions of the house, outdoor decks and paved areas.  The garden could be completely private behind hedges of the dark green Prunus Lusitanica, while spaces within the garden could be outlined and contained with the smaller flowering Viburnum Eve Price. This garden is for the garden lover - someone who enjoys flowers, seasonal changes and doesn't mind regular weeding and trimming. 

 

 

Plants and Plant Spacing:

Perovskia Blue Spire 1m 

Gaura Sparkle White 70 cm 

Lavender Arabian Knight 60 cm 

Agapanthus Blue Mountain 60 cm 

Scabiosa Fama White 50 cm 

Geranium Johnson's Blue 50 cm 

Carex Everest 50 cm 

Liriope Monroes’s White 50 cm 

Rose Winchester 1.5m apart

Prunus Lusitanica Hedge 70 cm - 1m 

Viburnum Eve Price 60cm 

Hydrangea Limelight 1.5m 

Camellia Setsugekka 1.5m 

Prunus Shirotae 4m 

Cornus Eddie's Wfhite Wonder 3m

Foliage Colour: Greens and White 

Flower Colour: Whites and blues 


Uses: While still a contemporary garden the choices and mixes of plant varieties give a softer overview and will complement any style of home.

Plants in this Palette

Gaura So White
Lavender Arabian Night
Agapanthus Purple Cloud
Scabiosa Fama White
Geranium Johnson's Blue
Carex Everest
Liriope muscari Monroe White
Prunus lusitanica - Portuguese Laurel
Viburnum Davidii
Hydrangea paniculata Limelight
Camellia Setsugekka
Prunus Shirotae - Flowering Cherry
Cornus Eddies White Wonder
Gaura So White
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Gaura So White

Masses of pure white flowers smother this plant from late spring to winter. As easy perennial to look after. Looks spectacular as a filler planted in mass. Remove spent flowers for repeat flowering. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate in contacting us.

Lavender Arabian Night
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Lavender Arabian Night

A bushy, evergreen shrub with grey-green foliage. In summer it bears spikes of fragrant, dark blue-purple flowers. Compact growth 60cm x 60cm Good for borders and low hedges 

Agapanthus Purple Cloud
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Agapanthus Purple Cloud

This is also known as the African blue lily with deep violet-blue flowers. As with most Agapanthus, this one is also suitable for coastal conditions, hardy and tolerates frosts. Will grow in most types of soil and the mature plant can grow to a height of about 100cm and up to 75cm wide requiring little watering once established.

Scabiosa Fama White
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Scabiosa Fama White

Perfectly white "pincushion" flowers on tall stems. Deadhead to prolong flowering. Like full sun. 50x40cm If you have any questions, please don't hesitate in contacting us.

Geranium Johnson's Blue
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Geranium Johnson's Blue

Large, blue-violet flowers appear continuously from spring to autumn. Use in borders, rock gardens and containers. An old favourite in the garden. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate in contacting us.

Carex Everest
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Carex Everest

Striking dark green leaves with a white margin offer year round interest. A low maintence clump forming sedge suitable for containers or garden borders. Position in full sun to part shade in moist well drained soil.

Liriope muscari Monroe White
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Liriope muscari Monroe White

This hardy plant produces spikes of white flowers in late summer and autumn, followed by the black berries above grassy green foliage. Both drought and shade tolerant, this versatile plant can grow in full sun or moist sites just as easily. Use in mass as an under-story planting to specimen trees or shrubs, as a border planting, or for edging. Large areas covered with this plant lend a soothing effect to any landscape. Gets to a mature height of 30cms and a width of 40cms

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Prunus lusitanica - Portuguese Laurel
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Prunus lusitanica - Portuguese Laurel

Portuguese Laurel is a magnificent hedging plant. Is a glossy evergreen with small white flowers followed by red berries. A great choice if you are looking for a hedge to stay between 1 to 2 m in height. Very tough and grows in full sun to full shade, not a real fan of sitting to wet, so free draining soil is a must.  Requires a trim twice a year, once in late spring and another early autumn. Plant them between 80cm to 1m apart. The closer you go the tighter the hedge and the faster you get it, but no need to go any closer than 80cms. 

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Viburnum Davidii
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Viburnum Davidii

Viburnum Davidii is a hardy evergreen that has white flowers with dark blue centers, healthy green leaves and compact form make it look fantastic mass planted. Very low maintenace and is suited to just about any soil condition. Height 1.5m Width 1.5m

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Hydrangea paniculata Limelight
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Hydrangea paniculata Limelight

An award winning Hydrangea with large conical flower heads that put on a magnificent display in summer-autumn. The flowers open to a fresh shade of chartreuse, then gradually turn cream and finally become a deep smoky shade of pink. Best in humus rich soil, sun or part shade. Deciduous.

Camellia Setsugekka
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Camellia Setsugekka

Camellia setsugekka is one of the most popular Camellias for hedging. Has an abundance of large white flowers with yellow stamens appearing on the plant from early autumn to early winter. Establishes quickly. To achieve a tight hedge plant them between 80cm and 1m apart.

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Prunus Shirotae - Flowering Cherry
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Prunus Shirotae - Flowering Cherry

A wide-spreading, horizontal flowering cherry tree with drooping branches. Large snow-white semi-double flowers from September-October. Deciduous. Hardy.

Cornus Eddies White Wonder
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Cornus Eddies White Wonder

Masses of large white flowers cover this tree in spring. The lush green foliage turns to red with hues of pink in autumn. Position in a sunny spot in moist well drained soil. Use as a specimen, as a backdrop or plant in groups. Hardy. Deciduous. 4m x3m.

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