The fuzzy stems of the Tiger Eyes Sumac’s are contrasted against its stunning canopy of leaves.
February 2014 - Page 3 of 4 - Paine Art Center and Gardens
This annual bed was inspired by wildflower prairies. The “controlled chaos” of the planting design created a natural-looking and dazzling display along the balustrade in front of the Paine mansion.
Against the crackled stucco wall, the Allium sead heads and woody stems of Ninebark create an intriguing abstract composition.
A pair of Adirondack chairs nestled into a shady spot in the gardens provide a pleasant place to rest.
A Boxwood shrub creates a topiary-like sculptural form in an urn.
Grasses planted between the viewer and the sun beautifully capture the sunlight.
A showy display of a grouping of glazed containers with the same plant material in each.
Textures! You don’t need flowers to have interest.
A combination of a Tree fern, Colocasia and shade loving grass.
Thousands of double peony tulips catch the late afternoon sunlight.
This annual flower bed from a few summers ago was a favorite of visitors. Sprays of purple Verbena bonariensis and Cosmos top the brilliant leaves of Perilla and silvery Plectranthus.
The decorative lintel over the door to the Breakfast Room features oak leaves carved from Kasota limestone. Ornate Corinthian capped columns frame each side of the doorway.
Purely a decorative feature, this wrought iron window is built into a limestone wall adjoining the back of the mansion. The window frames a stunning view across the back lawn.
The Paine mansion was designed to look as if it was built over three centuries in evolving English styles. The northeast, rear corner of the house was to appear as if it was the oldest section of the house with post-and-beam and brick construction.
This view from the conservatory looks back across the building’s entrance and the carriage house with the historic estate further in the distance.
The gates to the Carriage House courtyard feature decorative wrought iron elements resembling ivy.
The garage doors to the carriage house were fully dismantled and rebuilt as part of the recent renovation process. During special events the doors are swung open and provide a dramatic way to enter and exit the building.