Donna Lynn - Landscape Designer
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Back Yard Shade Garden traditional-landscape
 

Back Yard Shade Garden

lynnlandscapedesign.com - Back yard shade garden using classic garden favorites, including Hydrangea, Heliotrope and Ajuga. A path from the pergola leads to a tennis court behind the trees. Working with the arborist employed to maintain the oaks on the 4 acre property, care was taken to plant and irrigate in such a way as to protect the mature trees.
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February 19, 2014
jean40823 wrote:
What type of ground cover is in front of the hydrangeas - What type of ground cover did you use in front of the hydrangeas?
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milochristensen
They used Ajuga reptans as the very low growing ground cover as the border
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February 18, 2014
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robinw26
What type of plant is the ground cover in front of the hydrangeas
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Lamium is also another great ground cover for shade! Try "Beacon Silver" - you'll love it!
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April 18, 2013
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gitanarusa
what is the name of the foliage attached to the porch colums
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Mary Beatty-Brooks
wisteria
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yes
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the large pink flowers are hydranges, then heliotrope (vey fragrant) then ajuga in front.
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August 5, 2012
Johanne ("Hanna") Damish wrote:
Directly behind the ground cover in front (ajuga?) - what plant is this? Looks like the same plan as on the y
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motherbear
Heliotrope....click "more info" for other Qs & As.
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April 11, 2012
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Donna Lynn - Landscape Designer
Marathon in the sunny areas and over seeded with Triple Crown shade tolerant in the more shady areas. The lawns had been in place for many years and in time the shade factor increased. The gardener kept the lawn looking healthy by overseeding the sunny sections twice a year and the shade areas more frequently or by spot seeding.
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March 28, 2012
tamarab72 wrote:
Pls tell us details of plantings in this photo! Thanks
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Nell Jean
Fescue grass. Landscape designer gave you brand names.
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lorenzofloreat
What are the two mature trees in the background?
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March 26, 2012
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nance425
any idea what could be planted instead of heliotrope. I'm in zone 4.5 :)
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nance425, it would depend upon your unique situation and degree of shade. You might want to check with a landscape professional or plant nursery in your area.
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February 28, 2014
mbtomaro wrote:
how do you keep deer from eating the entire garden
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September 14, 2013
beaelter wrote:
Can u tell me the name of the vine growing on the pergola?? Thank you!
March 30, 2013
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Marianne Lipanovich added this to Lay of the Landscape: Traditional
Filling a garden border with trees, perennials and annuals is a time-honored way of masking the edges of a yard and making it seem larger.
Timelessness. What makes this border abundant? For one thing, no soil is exposed, thanks to mature plantings and a well-defined canopy and understory. I love the balance between each planting layer, from the ancient live oak trees overhead to the plump hydrangeas, to the heliotropes and ajuga that knit everything together. Several of the abundant design concepts I admire appear in this scene, including a sense of timelessness. The pergola is partially obscured by a healthy wisteria, which has entwined itself around the posts and beams. Imagine being seated there, away and unplugged — thoroughly embedded in this garden.
As part of assessing conditions, consider what you already have and what you you might want to remove. On our current property, there is an 8- by 80-foot bed that runs the length of one our yards and borders the woods. The previous homeowner installed a post and rail fence but planted nothing taller than 12 inches. Years ago a friend helped me dig everything out and replant it with a variety of shrubs and perennials. It was beautiful, but I'm in the process of taking it all out. Our gardens have changed. I already have so much to maintain, and such a large bed at the edge of our property isn't a priority. We removed the fence, and I'm in the process of removing the plants. Many I'll be able to reuse, but some I'll be offering to friends, which is why you should:

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