Tag Archives: horticulture

Balanced Spaces

Design can be all about balance:

 Balance the amount stone.

 Balance the amount the greenery.

 Balance the amount of wood. 

 Balance the amount of color.

 When everything is in the correct balance what you are left with is a very enjoyable space to relax in and enjoy with family and friends.

Firepits

Firepits:

 Don’t need to be in a secluded part of the yard.

 Don’t have to be strictly for s’mores.

 Don’t have to be boring.

 Firepits DO help create ambiance, a wonderful cozy feel and dramatic scenes so incorporate them into seat walls and your dinning spaces and have them create a WOW factor. We love doing just that for our clients.

ILT Vignocchi Fire Pit

Inspiration Everywhere

A mix of various shades if pinks and purples can produce a striking arrangement. Even more so when you consider what texture can bring to the table.

 So simple. So elegant.  #MackinawIsland

endless summer

Magenta

Magenta:

Means Harmony and balance

 Promotes compassion and kindness

 Encourages a sense of contentment

 This coneflower, grown at our sister company @montalegarden, is just a wonderful color pop to any garden.

Lilac

Lilac:

 Considered Graceful

 Associated with romance and affection

 The Summer Beauty Allium is always a show stopper. Great color, long and lanky leaves and bees love them. Grown at our sister company @montalegardens we are always happy when we can specify these.

Summer Beauty Allium

Summer Beauty Allium

 

 

Purple

Purple:

 Royalty and Nobility

 Represents wisdom

 Can help with Peace and Pride

 It also is associated with creativity, which is maybe why we love this Iris so much. Pair this with the ‘Mauna Loa’ orange daylily and get a massive color pop in your garden.

Iris

Iris

White

White:

 Light and Purity

 Means goodness and cleanliness

 Represents a successful beginning

 What’s most important to us is that it is the color of perfection. This phlox ‘David’ is snowy white and helps balance out the other colors in the garden.

David Phlox

David Phlox

Erosion Control using plants

So you have a steep hill, what to do?

 Plantings help prevent erosion

 Plantings add color

 Plantings add interest

 Plantings become a show piece

 Sure, we added 100 tons, or more, of stone, but to enhance the look you need plantings. Lots and lots of beautiful and wonderful plantings of shrubs and perennials to make the look, literally, come alive.