Wagner Hodgson
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Mountain Lodge, Planting traditional-landscape

Mountain Lodge, Planting

Situated on a 100 acre site, this landscape for a private residence draws it's inspiration from the classic mountain lodges of the northeast. Rich sweeping drifts of native perennials, grasses and shrubs create a relaxed, elegant composition that ground the home and define a variety of spaces for family gathering, entertaining and quiet reflection. Large caliper trees were planted to compliment the surrounding mature trees, providing a sense of permanence and timelessness. An existing pond was augmented and expanded for swimming with a 'diving rock' hand selected and perched at one end. The south-facing terrace is defined by large slabs of stone and a grand outdoor fireplace that gives way to views of the neighboring ski trails.

Image Credit: Westphalen Photography

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October 6, 2014
ngadmer wrote:
Can you comment on the combination of grasses used in the flower beds.
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Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass and Tufted Hair Grass
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Thank you kindly for your response. Your work is superb! spent the larger part of the evening appreciating what you've posted on your website-- lovely!
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Yes, they are Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' Purple Coneflower. It's good in zones 3-8
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ConeflowerAnother classic flower of the Asteraceae family is the coneflower. The traditional Echinacea features a cone-shape center and genteel purple flowers. Massed along a stone border, they make a beautiful statement in summer.Botanical name: Echinacea Common names: ConeflowerUSDA zones: 3-9Water requirement: Water to establish, then drought tolerantSun requirement: Full sun Mature size: 2 to 4 feet tall, 1 to 2 feet wide
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6. Don’t evenly space your plants. If you’re into lining up plants like a cadet review at a military academy, then go for it — it’s your landscape. But I suggest going bold and emulating nature by staggering your plants, placing two close together and then a third one twice the distance away. The first time I did this, I thought I had discovered the gateway to a fourth dimension — it was very eye-opening.

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The grasses and mowed paths, in conjunction with the wildflowers is a lovely garden....
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I like the grasses and the natural look, especially farther from the house
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Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' Purple Coneflower
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Echinacea. Simple. Magnifique.
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Echinacea is hardy and lovely in masses
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