Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in , | 2 comments

The design brief for this garden was to create an inviting entry with a woodland feel that would complement the home’s earthy color scheme and thoughtful architectural details.  Majestic Sequoia sempervirens ‘Aptos Blue’ (Aptos Blue Coastal Redwood), with its pendant deep blue-green branches, shields the expanded porch from the afternoon sun.  Selected for its ability to look good in sun or shade, Carex divulsa (Berkeley sedge) makes a lush ground cover, weaving through the trees and along the new slate walk.  In fall, muhlenbergia capillaris explodes with feathery pink plumes.  The garden is irrigated with a water-efficient drip system.