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Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Summer Borders, Hedge Ideas, Feather Reed Grass,Double Echinacea, Calamagrostis x Acutiflora,Blue Fescue, Festuca Glauca

Want a dramatic front yard? And privacy from the neighbors? Why don’t you follow the steps of Joel Loblaw in the layered approach to this Tudor-style home’s entryway? A warm, red brick walkway leads past tiered shrubs, grasses, and bushes, creating depth and privacy. Fragrant and colorful plantings – hydrangeas and white echinacea – offset the lush greenery, while climbing ivy gives the home a distinctive Cotswolds feel.

Planted at the back of the border is the majestic ornamental grass, Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora). Fronting this tall and elegant grass are stunning double-flowered Coneflowers (Echinacea) with their dense dome ringed with large white petals. Finally, at the very front of the border is the low-growing Blue Fescue Grass (Festuca glauca), a wonderful dwarf ornamental grass, mostly grown for its blue-green foliage.

Garden Information

Hardiness 4 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Pathways, Hedges And Screens, Beds And Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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The Landscape Designers

Joel Loblaw Inc
Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers

A graduate of Ryerson’s Landscape Architecture program, Joel Loblaw’s approach to outdoor spaces is bold, strong and yet extremely gentle. His timeless creations reflect his love of color and plantings (which can be enjoyed year-round).

Address
9 Davies Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4M 2A6
Phone
(416) 948-6132
While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Garden Information

Hardiness 4 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Pathways, Hedges And Screens, Beds And Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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