Friday, June 17, 2011

A scene from an heirloom country garden

 It helps if you have authentic 19th century outbuildings as in this garden, but this kind of ambience could be created in many locales.  Garden designer and floral arranger Michelle Goodman enhanced an old well house with a planting of Annabelle hydrangeas.  On a lower level, she created an herb garden composed of geometric shapes, all set in gravel.  Other features: a custom iron arch, a clipped bay tree, a miniature germander hedge outlining the square herb beds, tuteurs and trellises made from wood, hops climbing a wall of a period smokehouse.