This lovely home has sweeping views of the tidal rivers. Spending their summers in Madison, this couple wanted a retreat-style garden to compliment the style of their home. They were interested in a landscape filled with rich color that delighted the eye all summer long. A seaside themed garden was the key point for their vanishing edge pool. We softened the privacy fence with a variety of unique hostas for foliage and a wash of colorful perennials that ebb and flow with the seasons much like the ebb and flow of the tide. When one plant is just about done blooming, another perennial has already started, creating constant character within the garden.
Lilac Garden Canopy
Fragrant lilacs provide the canopy for a fragrant bouquet of hosta and other shade loving plants in this garden. While usually bushy, the unique pruning of these allows for a more graceful look to this Madison landscape. Shade loving hostas and other perennials soften the fenceline with their myriad of flowers.
Picturesque Perennial Garden
Splashes of color pop up along this fence line garden border in Madison. A narrow border along a fence is a great way to soften the harshness of a transition area between rigid fence and living grass. It allows for the fence to add as an accent rather than just a rigid structure. The proper landscape creates a living border.
Gazing In The Garden
This landscape bed provides a myriad of green hues in the widely varied foliage that are accented by a gazing ball and spots of color as different plants bloom throughout the season. This landscape is a welcome border along a privacy fence.
Sophisticated Elegant Landscape
Various hostas comprise the majority of this fenceline landscape border. Not very deep, but rich in variety with additional perennials and shrubs accented along the back, it lends a sophisticated elegance and softens the fenceline creating a living garden border.
Poolside Garden Paradise
Classic coneflower mixes with lesser known sea lavender to create an explosion in color in this poolside garden. Dramatically different textures combine with a delicate white accent border in the front to add variety and interest in this poolside landscape design.
Landscape Variety Is Key
A wide variety of plants mix well in this landscape border to create just the right amount of difference. Tall twin Japanese Pencil Holly on the right combined with a classic holly to the left are the evergreen backbone to this garden design. Time-honored mophead hydrangea add substance while a colorful array of perennials and grasses adorn the front of this seaside landscape in Madison.
Refreshing Garden Delight
Color and texture contrast yet compliment in this patio garden. Vibrant contrasting and complimenting foliage in this landscape design create the backdrop to an array of lovely flowers showing off their blooms throughout the season.
This colorful corner is filled with variety. A lovely evergreen shrub anchors the right corner while a time-honored mophead hydrangea softens the corner in this landscape design. In between you have a perennial sunflower adding height and dimension. Perennials provide flowers and blend nicely with the grasses. A combination that although contrast in some areas maximizes the interest in this corner garden.
The poolside garden is filled with sea lavender, sea grass and taller plants such as Coneflower and White Verbascum that sway gently in the salty breeze.
Take a look at the property before the revival: