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Front Ridge Residence

A rural hillside residence in Downeast Maine serves as a model for regenerating fragmented native plant communities and restoring damaged site systems. Sensible land management practices guide the homeowner’s efforts to rehabilitate expansive areas of mown lawn. Spaces carved from the landscape overlook stunning panoramic regional views, while new plantings define edges and thresholds. Brilliant seasonal drama is heightened along mown paths meandering through a rich tapestry of managed native meadow.
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We used Nepeta faassenii and Spirea 'Anthony Waterer' in this garden--tough plants that have a nice impact in a meadow landscape.
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An ornamental orchard of crab apples has been planted in front of the original barn, and a perennial edge in the foreground includes catmint and spirea.
Becky Harris added this to 5 Amazing Landscapes Across the U.S.
Lesson from this garden: Perennials provide a palette of colors, textures and shapes to work with, as well as seasonal changes. Plants like irises add tall green spikes and flower earlier in the season, while plants like lamb's ear add soft silvery green texture closer to the ground for months. Do your homework when creating a plant plan. It's as easy as reading the tags on the plants at the nursery. See the rest of this property
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Buy June-blooming plants now, so you can select the exact colors and varieties you prefer. Visiting plants in the nursery is one of the easiest ways of seeing the subtle differences between each plant. That's why it's a good idea to buy plants at the nursery every month, so you can evaluate which areas of your garden need more interest in each season and coordinate the perfect show.Newly in bloom are lilac (Syringa), ninebark (Physocarpus), Japanese snowbell (Styrax), heaths and heathers such as Erica and Daboecia, Hebe, and a wide variety of perennial flowers.This is also an ideal time to check out many Northwest natives that are newly in bloom, such as salal (Gaultheria shallon), ocean spray (Holodiscus discolor), native spirea (Spirea douglasii) and others.June's sunshine makes such a nice change from the usual Northwest rain that this is an ideal time to enjoy the garden — whether working in it or just relaxing.Check out more for your Pacific Northwest Garden
Northwest. "Buy June-blooming plants now, so you can select the exact colors and varieties you prefer," writes landscape designer Genevieve Schmidt. "Visiting plants in the nursery is one of the easiest ways of seeing the subtle differences between each plant. That's why it's a good idea to buy plants at the nursery every month, so you can evaluate which areas of your garden need more interest in each season and coordinate the perfect show."Get her Pacific Northwest June checklist

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August 11, 2014
Catmint, pink spirea
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June 25, 2014
Love the purples and dusty pinks
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June 18, 2014
Purple flowers
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Color contrasts
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June 5, 2014
That's why it's a good idea to buy plants at the nursery every month, so you can evaluate which areas of your garden need more interest in each season and coordinate the perfect show."
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A rural hillside residence in Downeast Maine. An ornamental orchard of crab apples has been planted in front of the original barn, and a perennial edge in the foreground includes catmint and spirea.
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An ornamental orchard of crab apples has been planted in front of the original barn, and a perennial edge in the foreground includes catmint and spirea.
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May 3, 2014
Concept of natural fields
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Meadows instead of lawn
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catmint pink spirea
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No mowing
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pink spirea
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Fields
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Striking purple
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Beautiful!
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fleurs violettes et roses
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Cool color perennials take lots of heat, cool the eye, conserve water and fertilizer resources.
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Pretty purple plants
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Plant perennials in field. Plant these purple ones for sure.
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June 4, 2013
so pretty!
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My work barn & gardens!!!!
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buy plants that bloom at different times and work well with each other
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purple flowers
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Catmint
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las flores - sus colores -
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Timely buying for color choices and placements
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Loving the country and wild, colorful flowers!
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for side yard by field
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Flowers and barn
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Cool for shop
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for fence wall
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purple and pink tall flowers
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Catnip
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Catnip and spirea - like for back yard flower area
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transition to meadow
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Gorgeous garden 3
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Pasture acreage
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So natural.
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catmint , spirea
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slopping lot nice color low maintenance
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long grases
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natural looking
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purple flowers
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Love the barn
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Rondesvous Street
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Perennials provide a palette of colors, textures and shapes to work with, as well as seasonal changes. Plants like irises add tall green spikes and flower earlier in the season, while plants like lamb's ear add soft silvery green texture closer to the ground for months. Do your homework when creating a plant plan. It's as easy as reading the tags on the plants at the nursery.
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July 25, 2012
Very pretty. Is it drought tolerant? I need easy, carefree and minimal water need
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July 25, 2012
The purple flowers
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Lesson from this garden: Perennials provide a palette of colors, textures and shapes to work with, as well as seasonal changes. Plants like irises add tall green spikes and flower earlier in the season, while plants like lamb's ear add soft silvery green texture closer to the ground for months. Do your homework when creating a plant plan. It's as easy as reading the tags on the plants at the nursery.
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July 25, 2012
or here...
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July 25, 2012
LOVE the feeling this evokes. Could plant those purple flowers in front of carport densely to provide more of that feeling?
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Essence of Maine
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FOR IDA
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Lesson from this garden: Perennials provide a palette of colors, textures and shapes to work with, as well as seasonal changes. Plants like irises add tall green spikes and flower earlier in the season, while plants like lamb's ear add soft silvery green texture closer to the ground for months. Do your homework when creating a plant plan. It's as easy as reading the tags on the plants at the nursery.
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An ornamental orchard of crab apples has been planted in front of the original barn, and a perennial edge in the foreground includes catmint and spirea.
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Plants like irises add tall green spikes and flower earlier in the season, while plants like lamb's ear add soft silvery green texture closer to the ground for months.
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color pallette
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Catmint, spirea, and crabapple tree
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around barn area
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Barn yard
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Walkers low Catmint and pink
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Transition to meadow
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Yard - way to deal with 2 acres
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would look good on hillside below the house.
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Catmint and Joe Pyeweed
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wild garden
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some great ideas from this rural garden. love all of it
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Plantings at the back of the lot
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Catmint and Spirea
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ext planting
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Some pink is good paired with purple, but I would rather not have it as a main color in the scheme.
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flowers!
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March 14, 2012
catmint and pink spirea look good together. Add hydrangea, iris, day lilies, forsythis, red twig dogwood, lilac, rugosa roses, cone flowers, sun flowers (wind?) and catmint (in lieu of lavender?)
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Catnip and spirea
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2 acres converted back to meadows
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lots of nepeta/catmint
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flowers and natural fieldlike setting (transformed from a typical lawn)
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perennial plants, Catmint and Spirea
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beautiful and no mowing
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in the foreground includes catmint and spirea.
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catmint and spirea!
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Penobscot, Maine
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