Edith Wharton's The Mount Gardens and Grounds traditional-landscape

Edith Wharton's The Mount Gardens and Grounds

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May 5, 2012
Hadley Cooper wrote:
What are the white flowers? Thank you
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I think it is call Astilbe Bridle Veil.
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Becky Harris added this to Garden Tour: Edith Wharton's The Mount
The secret garden is 80' x 80' square and very pleasing in proportion and scale. The area stands up to the vast grassed terraces, and the 10-foot walls stand up to the heights of the majestic trees beyond the garden.
Becky Harris added this to Higher Ground: 6 Spectacular Landscapes
The secret garden has a more rustic aesthetic than its counterpart. It's sunken, uses boulders and keeps a white and green color palette.See more of The Mount's landscape | Tour inside The Mount
Becky Harris added this to Great Design Plant: Astilbe
Planting notes. Astilbes prefer acidic or neutral soil. Add organic material to any soil that is lacking in nutrients. Space 12 to 18 inches apart; dig holes as deep as the container or about 6 inches deep for bare-root specimens.Keep plants watered and soil moist; extremely hot weather and lack of water will quickly kill astilbes. Otherwise, they are quite tolerant and strong.Divide every three to four years.More Great Design Plants
This wonderful parterre perhaps links both styles of edging. The structure is formal, but the stunning white astilbes encompasses the informal.More: How Low Can Hedges Go? Interesting Garden Borders

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Planting notes. Astilbes prefer acidic or neutral soil. Add organic material to any soil that is lacking in nutrients. Space 12 to 18 inches apart; dig holes as deep as the container or about 6 inches deep for bare-root specimens. Keep plants watered and soil moist; extremely hot weather and lack of water will quickly kill astilbes. Otherwise, they are quite tolerant and strong. Divide every three to four years.
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Planting notes. Astilbes prefer acidic or neutral soil. Add organic material to any soil that is lacking in nutrients. Space 12 to 18 inches apart; dig holes as deep as the container or about 6 inches deep for bare-root specimens. Keep plants watered and soil moist; extremely hot weather and lack of water will quickly kill astilbes. Otherwise, they are quite tolerant and strong. Divide every three to four years. More Great Design Plants Private Comment
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astilbes, shade plant......could be used as a border down driveway.
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