Today we’re looking at photos sent in by Reneé Clermont in Edgartown, Massachusetts, whose company Second Nature Designs does landscape design and gardening work.
I love the over-the-top color of this container planting, with tall salvias that look like Salvia ‘Wendy’s Wish’ (Zones 9–11 or as an annual) and Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’ (Zones 7–11 or as an annual). These give the design great height and drama.
This is a wonderful example of the impact you can get by choosing just a couple of great plants and repeating them through the garden. Here Astilbe (looks to be Astilbe chinensis ‘Visions’, Zones 4–8) combines with a purple perennial salvia (Salvia nemorosa, Zones 4–8) to make a breathtaking display.
In this container planting, Mandevilla (Zones 9–11 or as an annual) vines provide height and abundant pink flowers. A variegated geranium (Pelargonium hybrid, Zones 8–10 or as annual) has red flowers and showy yellow-margined foliage for even more color impact.
I love the subdued, relaxing color scheme here. Shades of purple, white, and burgundy make this a perfect spot to sit back and de-stress.
The big white flower heads of smooth hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens, Zones 3–9) dominate the foreground in this garden full of the flowers of high summer.
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