Plants define the character of a place with structure, color, and texture.
Whether providing support for an eroding bank or decorating a terrace, plants reflect the requirements of both the site and the client. Gardens can be designed around a time of day – breakfast, for example, or the cocktail hour. Woodland plantings can be as striking as a formal perennial border.
What could be lovelier than a mass of white bleeding heart at the edge of a clearing or oriental lilies sparkling in a mass of ferns?
“What greater delight is there than to behold the earth apparelled with plants, as with a robe of embroidered worke …”
— John Gerard from The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes, 1597