This row of Atlas Cedars and Italian Cypress makes a striking sculptural statement along a limestone wall. Aztec grass planted in the bed below highlights the effect.
There's a long stone wall near my front door and a similar treatment could be a much more dramatic welcome than the random collection of plants there now.
These woody vines look good as a backdrop for the matching container plantings along this wall. Green liriope is used here instead of variegated as a groundcover.
I'm always impressed by the discipline of the designs at public gardens with their repetition and mass plantings.
A lovely walkway lined with daylilies
Beautiful colors of Cleome massed in beds
Here Cleome is mixed with Dusty Miller and white Angelonia. The gardens are quite popular during the special night show so the white and silver mixed in throughout the gardens adds highlights.
Sculptures and pieces in the permanent collection were also lit for the evening.
This highlighted urn is at the end of a beautiful formal courtyard
And a beautiful lighted sculpture in a stone fountain with more silvery plantings
This trip convinced me I should try to return and see more of the gardens in the daytime and during other seasons.