Garden Inspiration Archives - Paine Art Center and Gardens

Garden Inspiration Archives - Paine Art Center and Gardens

Wall Shadows

Create shadows in your garden as another form of art.

Cabbage “Blooms”

The cabbage heads look almost like huge blue blooms amidst the combination of annuals.

Fountain of Foliage

The plants cascading from this white urn and falling toward a pool of green leaves below give the impression of a fountain.

Sumac Canopy

The fuzzy stems of the Tiger Eyes Sumac’s are contrasted against its stunning canopy of leaves.

Controlled Chaos

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.

Allium Art

Against the crackled stucco wall,  the Allium sead heads and woody stems of Ninebark create an intriguing abstract composition.

Shady Oasis

A pair of Adirondack chairs nestled into a shady spot in the gardens provide a pleasant place to rest.

Boxwood Sphere

A Boxwood shrub creates a topiary-like sculptural form in an urn.

Capturing the Light

Grasses planted between the viewer and the sun beautifully capture the sunlight.

Container Grouping

A showy display of a grouping of glazed containers with the same plant material in each.

Tulips at Sunset

Thousands of double peony tulips catch the late afternoon sunlight.

Impressionist Garden

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.

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