Two great ideas from this garden:
Grassy screen: Tall Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ grass screens the sitting area from the street.
“Character” plants: From fluffy mounds to floppy giants: Rusty-hued Carex testacea softens the front path, while green kniphofia, plum Heuchera ‘Obsidian’, Libertia peregrinans ‘Bronze Sword’ and euphorbia surround the ‘Karl Foerster’ grass. Across the path, drifts of Picea sitchensis ‘Papoose’, variegated iris and Phormium ‘Dusky Chief’ encircle a ginkgo tree.
Design/Build by Rebecca Sams and Buell Steelman, Mosaic Gardens, Eugene, Ore.