Wallace K. Harrison Estate modern-exterior
 

Wallace K. Harrison Estate

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skiwert wrote:
plants - hi there, can you please share the plants that you used for this landscape? they are beautiful!
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jonathanlambert
I'm not an expert, but I'm pretty sure the grass is Fountaingrass (Pennisetum alopecuroides) which is just a beautiful grass which takes full sun and just looks amazing when the wind blows (it "dances" in the wind). There are dwarf varieties available as nursery stock so you can use it in all kinds of yards.

The other looks like yellow cornflower (Rudbeckia fulgida), or the perennial black-eyed Susan. They have that slightly orange color a the base of the flower turning to yellow at the tips, and that's the dead giveaway for this plant.

That's just my guess, but I'm pretty sure that's right. Both of these plants (assuming that's dwarf) would be about 2-2.5 feet tall at peak. Beautiful choices, and pretty unusual to put them together (black-eyed Susans are a favorite of old time gardens, so pretty interesting choice for a more modern setting — it definitely "works!").
March 13, 2014 at 1:36PM   
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This planted area which is much longer than the section in the photo includes: Dwarf Miscanthus, Barrenwort, Chinese Fountain Grass, Daylily, Showy Stonecrop, Spring bulb mix, Hakone Grass, Painted Fern, White Liatris, Walker's Low Catmint and others. There are overlapping lines or mixed fields of plants. This and site landscaping by Terrain NYC. terrain-nyc.net
March 13, 2014 at 1:54PM     
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Hello, i love these big walls of glass. could you tell us the manufacturer of these doors?
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Are they suitable for cold climates?
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Yes, but it depends on the glass type you use. This project is in NY.
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Keeping with a more naturalistic planting theme, Black-eyed Susans look right at home weaving in between native prairie grasses. These plants are tough and can handle the competition.
Becky Harris added this to Great Design Plant: Black-Eyed Susan
Even after the flowers have withered, the black "eyes" add interesting texture to a fall garden, especially when mixed with the feathery heads of grasses.Once all that's left of the flower is the brown cone in the center, wait for the stem directly beneath it to turn a dark tan or light brown color. Remove the cones, lay them out to dry for a few days and then shake the seeds out of them.
A spontaneous garden isn't always casual or rustic in style. The contemporary architecture shown here, with clean lines and an unembellished white facade, gets a jolt of spontaneity in the exuberant border growing in front of the windows. Two plants — a black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia sp) and an ornamental fountain grass — are massed together to create a dreamy, textured tapestry. If we yield to spontaneity in our gardens, we begin to see with new eyes and listen for other sensory cues that resonate with our spirits. The act of gardening and the pursuit of beauty are interdependent. When the garden is seasoned with a dash of spontaneity and playfulness, the result is an unforgettable destination like this one.
Modern architecture's elimination of the window in favor of all-glass walls is one of its most significant achievements, rooted in technology (manufacturers' ability to create large panes of flat glass) and the desire to visually merge inside and outside. Of course, large expanses of glass result in the home's inhabitants being on display. Large curtains or screens are one solution, but design that takes into account privacy is important, so glass walls face onto exteriors only where prying eyes don't venture.

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“Floor to ceiling windows and foliage” “planting in front of basement windows” “architecture shown here, with clean lines and an unembellished white facade, gets a jolt of spontaneity in the exuberant border growing in front of the windows. Two plants — a black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia sp) and an ornamental fountain grass — are massed together to create a dreamy, textured tapestry.” “Modern architecture's elimination of the window in favor of all-glass walls is one of its most significant achievements, rooted in technology (manufacturers' ability to create large panes of flat” “section in the photo includes: Dwarf Miscanthus, Barrenwort, Chinese Fountain Grass, Daylily, Showy” — amricker
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section in the photo includes: Dwarf Miscanthus, Barrenwort, Chinese Fountain Grass, Daylily, Showy Stonecrop, Spring bulb mix, Hakone Grass, Painted Fern, White Liatris, Walker's Low Catmint and others. There are overlapping lines or mixed fields of plants.
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Exactly the title. Taking the theme outdoors as well
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Love the fountaingrass and Blackeyed Susan plants.
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a black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia sp) and an ornamental fountain grass
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Even after the flowers have withered, the black "eyes" add interesting texture to a fall garden, especially when mixed with the feathery heads of grasses. Once all that's left of the flower is the brown cone in the center, wait for the stem directly beneath it to turn a dark tan or light brown color. Remove the cones, lay them out to dry for a few days and then shake the seeds out of them.
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Black-eyed Susan seed heads with feathery grasses. Don't cut those great looking seeds.
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Love how the black seed pods of the rudbeckia add texture and shape in the background of this garden bed. It pairs very nicely with the feathered grass in the foreground.
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like elements of landscaping
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Love the mix of grass and flowers
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Even after the flowers have withered, the black "eyes" add interesting texture to a fall garden, especially when mixed with the feathery heads of grasses. Once all that's left of the flower is the brown cone in the center, wait for the stem directly beneath it to turn a dark tan or light brown color. Remove the cones, lay them out to dry for a few days and then shake the seeds out of them.
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a black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia sp) and an ornamental fountain grass
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Two plants — a black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia sp) and an ornamental fountain grass — are massed together to create a dreamy, textured tapestry.
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A spontaneous garden isn't always casual or rustic in style. The contemporary architecture shown here, with clean lines and an unembellished white facade, gets a jolt of spontaneity in the exuberant border growing in front of the windows. Two plants — a black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia sp) and an ornamental fountain grass — are massed together to create a dreamy, textured tapestry.
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Two plants — a black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia sp) and an ornamental fountain grass — are massed together to create a dreamy, textured tapestry.
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black-eyed susans and ornamental fountain grass
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the combination of plants
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Simple - 2 low-maintenance plants with lots of texture.
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massed fountain grass & black-eyed susan rudbeckia
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Two plants — a black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia sp) and an ornamental fountain grass — are massed together to create a dreamy, textured tapestry.
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