Wagner Hodgson
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South Cove Residence beach style landscape
 

South Cove Residence

South Cove Residence
Shelburne, Vermont

This 15 acre site is located on the southern end of historic Shelburne Farms, a property originally designed by Frederick Law Olmstead for the Vanderbilt / Webb family. The site design attempts to soften the formal, classical character of the house with a minimal approach to the landscape. The stone and wood house is sited to enjoy both the southern and westerly views while integrating within the rolling agrarian landscape. The design creates a series of outdoor spaces which through classic geometry fade away into the more rugged lakeshore. A simple, yet elegant bluestone terrace bordered by perennials and a low stonewall, creates a space for entertaining on the south side of the house. Large trees of 8" and 10" caliper were planted to add a feeling of maturity to the landscape while creating a sense of intimate scale.

Photo Credit: Westphalen Photography
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shesha wrote:
What type of tree is in the fore front? so pretty in bloom - Also what type of grass (i assume) is the light colored to the left of the purple? thanks!
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That is a Japanese Lilac Tree. The grass is Morning Light Miscanthus....
September 4, 2013 at 10:26am     
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aldo6010 wrote:
Purple plant - Which plant is this with the purple color?
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Salvia "May Night"
March 14, 2013 at 7:19am   
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Barbara Robinson wrote:
Are you sure this is an Amelanchier? - It looks like a Syringa reticulata, or Japanese Tree Lilac. Amelanchiers are not very drought tolerant but Syringas are.
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whateverislovely
Is it an ivory silk lilac or a japanese lilac?Thanks.
July 27, 2013 at 6:02pm   
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Ivory silk
July 27, 2013 at 6:29pm   
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evelynbmay1 wrote:
Looks like salvia to me - The purple plant looks like salvia
   Comment   October 5, 2013

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The deepest of purples contrasts well against blue foliage, found in grasses such as blue fescue. Try pairing various purples with blues in the nursery or garden center before buying to find the best combination.
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