April 1, 2016

Landscaping with Grasses = Unusual Spring Garden

I know, we all – you and me – are craving for the spring flowers. While looking for spring harbingers, despite, or maybe rather in addition to that, I found something else and would like to bring to your attention year-round attractive garden that looks magical even at this most difficult season, end of winter and beginning of spring.

I thought it was worthwhile to present this great example of a well planned plantings, attractive throughout the year, not only when the flowers appears.

See the pictures.

Late February and early March is one of the worst periods in the garden here in Poland, when visually nothing happens, and most plants are bare and sad. Look at this garden, do you find it not attractive?

A well-designed garden looks good throughout the year, such as this one. Though this is the beginning of March and in the gardens there is nothing, apart from the first small harbingers of spring in warmer regions of the country, this garden looks attractive.

The combination of evergreens (boxwood, pachysandra, moss) with deciduous plants (grasses, geraniums, shrubs) gave a unique effect. In December and January, the dried grasses are beautifully rustling in the wind.

Hooray for designers!

If they would add some spring bulbs, I would be completely satisfied.

As the legendary Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf said, you need to plan planting not according to the way they are flowering but the way they are dying. Why? Because most of them are dead for most of their life cycle.

You can admire this great landscape at Qbik in Warsaw, Poland.

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Vyala said...

Hi Ewa - I can only agree. It often makes me sad as well when I see that landscape/garden designers neglect how plants look like during the winterseason.

Linda said...

Beautiful photos.

Patsi said...

Interesting look with many grasses. Have one I like and must repeat elsewhere.

Raúl Martínez said...

Un diseño espectacular con unos colores que implican sentimiento. Me ha encantado. Saludos desde Plantukis.