Monday, December 1, 2014

The garden in December


This garden was once a sloping lawn down to a cul-de-sac turn around.  The owner, who for decades has been a mover and shaker in the garden community and hosted Rosemary Verey on her visits to Atlanta, turned this once blank area into a welcoming front courtyard.  The pavers lead to her front door.  The stone and gravel and the spare use of foundation plantings create a look you'd see in the south of France.  A mix of evergreens - camellias, cryptomeria and magnolia (to the right of the camellia) serves as a backdrop for deciduous shrubs and trees.  In spring, a yellow Lady Banks rose cascades over a tree near the front door.

Photo taken on December 15th.