This is an example of a traditional backyard landscaping in Boston for summer.

Late summer garden

Traditional Landscape, Boston

Location: Hingham, MA, United States This family had just moved back to the states from Paris and wanted their landscape to be an evocative blend of France and Nantucket. The front had to be low and open to the view of Hingham Harbor, yet full of color and a touch of beach grasses. Rounding the corner toward the back yard is a dramatic hedge of Miscanthus gracilimus and PG Hydrangea, with a touch of Calamgrostis to caress your arm as you pass through the gate. The pool area in back is a cool blue slice of paradise, surrounded by borders bursting with bloom.
This is an example of a traditional backyard landscaping in Boston for summer. - Houzz

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dofe wrote:January 27, 2013
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    Amy Martin Landscape Design
    7 years ago
    That's Dianthus Mountain Mist, which blooms pink in the spring and forms a nice mound of blue green foliage. It likes relatively dry conditions, too much irrigation can rot them. I would be careful using it at the edge of turf like this unless you don't have an irrigation system or you test to make sure it doesn't hit the Dianthus.
  • dofe
    7 years ago
    Thanks for the tips about irrigation!
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