The idea for this garden bed was drawn from the thought of a kaleidoscope, using repeating patterns and sporadic colors.
Garden Inspiration Archives - Paine Art Center and Gardens
Lady’s Mantle sneaking through the flagstone path.
Create shadows in your garden as another form of art.
The cabbage heads look almost like huge blue blooms amidst the combination of annuals.
The plants cascading from this white urn and falling toward a pool of green leaves below give the impression of a fountain.
The fuzzy stems of the Tiger Eyes Sumac’s are contrasted against its stunning canopy of leaves.
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.