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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bjedison wrote:
what are the green plants that use among the purpdles? - looking for green deer resitant plants that look good with purple flowers.
   Comment   April 17, 2013
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The green plants here are Inkerry, Catmint, Russian Sage, Lady's Mantle, Salvia, Fountain Grass, etc. Each of these plants are quite deer resistant, well, at least as much as one can hope for! ;) Good luck!
June 23, 2013 at 11:06AM   
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gkennon38 wrote:
What TYPE of Allium did you use? - I LOVE the allium that you used in this landscape. What type of allium is it? THANKS!
   Comment   October 16, 2012
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These are Allium 'Globemaster'. It's is by far one of my favorites. Unfortunately it dies off after a few years, and if you want to keep a healthy crop, you should stagger the plantings ever couple of years. They are fairly easy to propagate from divisions. Definitely worth trying because they can be expensive... Also, these are deer-resistant! I often use them around peonies because they bloom at the same time, and the deer will often avoid things that have an onion/garlic scent... Good luck!
December 29, 2012 at 7:05AM   
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rachel101fan wrote:
where can you buy blue bonnets RESPOND ASAP PLZ & THNKS
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August 22, 2012 at 8:33PM   
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Hi there--I'm sorry we missed your question earlier! The plants in bloom in this photo are Allium 'Globemaster', Nepeta f. 'Walker's Low', and Salvia 'May Night'. Depending on where you live, each of these plants is fairly durable and reliable. Good luck!
December 29, 2012 at 7:15AM     
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izzybet189 wrote:
purple spiked plants - what zone is this for?
   Comment   August 12, 2012
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This garden is in zone 6/6a, and the purple spikes are Salvia 'May Night'--one of my all-time favorites!
December 29, 2012 at 7:20AM   
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Where blue meets violet. The next stage in our color-theme borders is using one part of the color spectrum. Here we see a planting of cooler colors with catmint, Nepeta mussinii, blending with mauve alliums and deep purple salvias.
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Purples and blues create a restful retreat, especially welcome at the end of a hectic workweek. If you want a bit more color, pink is a logical choice, but orange will make a stronger statement.Design tip: Whether your taste runs to cool hues or hot, including a single plant with a flower color from the opposite side of the color wheel will add punch and a focal point to the space.
Mix any of the purple-spiked plants with purple globes of allium for a fun contrast of shape and height.
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For a broader palette, choose an analogous color scheme that combines neighboring hues on the color wheel, as in this front garden with its soothing blend of blue, violet and purple. The plant selections include dwarf catmint Nepeta mussinii, alliums and purple salvia.
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For a more romantic look, combine cottage garden favorites, such as fragrant catmint (Nepeta sp) with perennial sage (Salvia sp). Their mounding forms are punctuated here by spheres of lilac alliums, held aloft on sturdy stems.This is a great drought-tolerant summer trio for full sun.
Look around. If you need further inspiration, keep a small color notebook or (even better) take snapshots of anything that catches your eye. You never know where you might spy a color that calls your name: flowers in the garden, a film poster, a shop display or your own wardrobe.
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Plan for early color. If you have a lot of summer bloomers, like daylilies, roses and hydrangeas, think about adding plants that peak early. For a soft spring combination, try growing the wonderful 'May Night' salvia (Salvia nemerosa 'May Night', zones 4 to 8) with ornamental onion (Allium 'Globemaster') and softly textured, fragrant Walker's Low catmint (Nepeta x faasenii 'Walker's Low', zones 3 to 8). Shear the salvia to the ground after it flowers, and it will rebloom.

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