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A Romantic Terrace


Often, less is more. Take this landscape design composed of climbing roses, hydrangeas, and lilies surrounding a bluestone terrace. This small, suburban garden feels both expansive and intimate. Japanese forest grass softens the edge of the terrace and adds just enough of a modern look to make the garden's owners, very happy.

The white Limelight Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata) and the brightly variegated foliage of the Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macra) provide a very distinctive contrast with the bluestone paving of the patio. They also offer a wonderful glow in the evening, thanks to their light reflection, creating an enchanting evening walkway. Both plants won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.

The lattice fence allows plenty of light to flow through, while creating privacy. The setting is so lovely and relaxed, evoking a Mediterranean atmosphere, with its intimate scale and the integration of house and patio through the use of the vines and other plantings.

The client was looking for an outdoor space that had a secret-garden feeling. It has been perfectly delivered!

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Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Hedges and Screens , Patio and Containers , Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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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 5 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Hedges and Screens , Patio and Containers , Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Hakonechloa - Hakone Grasses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Hydrangeas


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