Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC
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Belmont Hill Residence contemporary-landscape
 

Belmont Hill Residence

The master plan for this south-facing woodland property celebrates dramatic topography, muscular canopy trees, remnant fieldstone walls, and native stone outcroppings. Sound vegetation management principles guide each phase of installation, and the true character of the woodland is revealed. Stone walls form terraces that traverse native topography, and a meticulously crafted stone staircase provides casual passage to a gently sloping lawn knoll carved from the existing hillside. Lush perennial borders and native plant stands create edges and thresholds, and a crisp palette of traditional and contemporary materials merge––building upon the surrounding topography and site geology.
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What are the purple and white flowers here?
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white flowers look like Peonies.
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Correct--the white flowers are peonies. We used unnamed white ones, but I did originally specify 'Festiva Maxima' which is a really tough one--very durable! Good luck.
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Sneak peek! Salvia, miscanthus and peonies combine warm and cool colors.
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But looking closer we see a further link to Monet, with the touch of white blooms to set off mauves and purples. It's a simple way to enliven monotone plantings and one that we find at Giverny, not only in borders of pastel plantings but also in some of the hot colors of late summer and autumn.
Salvia is great in clumps or mixed in with larger, lighter blooms. Plant salvia when you need a little contrast for just a few pennies. These plants can be split and divided every few years for new, free plants.
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Popular peony types:Hybrid: Hybrids are a cross between two other peony species. They typically bloom earlier in the season and offer additional colors and foliage types, but often have only one bloom per stem. Hybrids die to the ground during winter but will return with new growth each spring. Look for 'Coral Charm' and 'Do Tell'.Lactiflora: Native to China, lactiflora peonies are the most common peonies found in nurseries. Most produce side buds, which allow more than one bloom per stem. They also die to the ground during winter and return in the spring. Try 'Dark Purple Silk' and 'Brightly Colored Golden Star'.Tree: These peonies lose their leaves in the fall, but their stems stay intact through the winter. They are typically slower to grow. Look for 'Big Deep Purple' or 'Black Dragon Brocade'.Intersectional: Intersectional peonies are a cross between tree peonies and those that lose their leaves in the fall. They feature the same leaf formation as the tree peony but die back in the winter before returning in the spring. They command a higher price because they are newer introductions in the peony world. Good choices include 'Garden Treasure' and 'Cora Louise'.

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