July 25, 2021

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Scenes From Reneé’s Gardens

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Today we’re looking at photos sent in by Reneé Clermont in Edgartown, Massachusetts, whose company Second Nature Designs does landscape design and gardening work.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsI love the over-the-top color of this container planting, with tall salvias that look like Salvia ‘Wendy’s Wish’ (Zones 9–11 or as an annual) and Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’ (Zones 7–11 or as an annual). These give the design great height and drama.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsThis is a wonderful example of the impact you can get by choosing just a couple of great plants and repeating them through the garden. Here Astilbe (looks to be Astilbe chinensis ‘Visions’, Zones 4–8) combines with a purple perennial salvia (Salvia nemorosa, Zones 4–8) to make a breathtaking display.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsThe neat lawn surrounding this dreamy flower garden, filled with color from perennials and annuals, provides a formal contrast to the more informal flower planting.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsIn this container planting, Mandevilla (Zones 9–11 or as an annual) vines provide height and abundant pink flowers. A variegated geranium (Pelargonium hybrid, Zones 8–10 or as annual) has red flowers and showy yellow-margined foliage for even more color impact.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsI love the subdued, relaxing color scheme here. Shades of purple, white, and burgundy make this a perfect spot to sit back and de-stress.

, SEO, Wordpress Support & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Legal, Etc BlogsThe big white flower heads of smooth hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens, Zones 3–9) dominate the foreground in this garden full of the flowers of high summer.

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