Garden owner's description: Our studio garden focuses on exploring the beauty of plants. Gardens have been laid out to define space and create an experience of place. A gravel path leads visitors through tall blocks of grasses, and forbs immediately provide an intimate reaction to plants. The garden circulation leads guests through plantings to a rear stone patio.
The patio is sited to take advantage of long views south. A grove of Stewartia pseudocamellia grace the patio along with white oak to the west. Perennials are laid out in matrix and block composition to mimic natural habitats and showcase the form and texture as well as the colors of plants. Monolithic slabs lead guests toward a grand hickory and a mulberry tree, which dominate over our woodland garden.