Southern Living Plant Collection partnered with David N. Brush Landscape Architecture Inc. to create a stunning landscape for this year’s Southern Living Idea House.
Even in remote areas of the landscape, gardeners can create a powerful first impression with minimal effort by massing shrubs, grasses and perennials with vibrant color or texture, as seen here with Crazy Pink™ Echinacea.
Invite visitor’s into your home with a lovely display of color. Consider species that bloom over a long season, such as ‘Sunset Flash’ Gaillardia. Appeal to the senses by incorporating fragrance in the design with Chef’s Choice® Rosemary.
In the courtyard garden plant materials step down from the tree canopy to an understory of shrubs including Platinum Beauty™ Lomandra, Beyond Blue™ Festuca,
‘Meerlo’ Lavender and Chef’s Choice® Rosemary.
Color and fragrance can create an indoor – outdoor connection. A brightly blooming shrub viewed through a bedroom window offers a cheerful morning greeting. Sunshine Ligustrum and ‘Sunset Flash’ Gaillardia add a burst of color and offers year-round golden foliage.
Plantings can work to frame and support focal points. In this design ‘Soft Caress’ Mahonia’s lovely texture provides contrast to the stone wall in the secret garden.