Life of a Garden

This spring we were asked to design a smaller lower section of a garden. It would be temporary as we are working on the larger part of the garden this year just laying the foundation. Next year fountain, pots and more flowers intruding on this area.  This year the client asked us to remove the existing plants, put in something flowering in purples, whites and lavenders keeping in mind that it must be low maintenance as the client travels more than he is home.

Since it was temporary  we did not have to worry about annual vs perennial. Wanting to make the most of the small plot I chose Buddleia for the main flower, easy to grow, attracts butterflies and it did, can manage well without pruning, mixed them with plumbago, offering another blue, mint and basil for color and fragrance, white Euphorbia for added movement, it moves in the slightest wind.

When we first planted the plants were small and very individual in the garden. As the summer went on the flowers grew, the blossoms started to mix with one another  bringing your eye to each plant and back, the butterflies continued to come, the breeze brought the fragrance of mint and basil and as summer has ended, harvest time has passed, this garden, like many, has not gotten as much attention as it did earlier in the season. As the herbs went to flower  the garden took on another look with the white going into purple blossoms of  the basil and mint flowers began to intertwine with the plumbago and Buddleia blossoms. Despite some neglect still looks great in its current state.

Enjoy the last few weeks of your gardens~

About cornucopiaofbeautifulthings

Dorothy Pfeiffer is owner and Creative Director of Cornucopia since 1995. When she first bought Cornucopia in 1995 it was a retail flower shop on the Upper East Side. Since, Dorothy has moved Cornucopia to a studio space in the heart of the flower market and has expanded the business to include all aspects of event design and recently has developed an added Interior Design for Coporate and Home to the services offered at Cornucopia
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One Response to Life of a Garden

  1. chris D says:

    Very beautiful plants! It is always sad to know that the beauty of a garden goes as this time of year creeps up on us.I am back up!!

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