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Contrast & Size Dictate This Garden: To avoid blocking the harbor view, the designer chose small to mid-size plantings for this upper hillside slope - primarily viburnums, begonias, and hydrangeas - since the view looks down through trees, it was important to not add any trees or shrubs that would grow too tall - small Japanese maples, which are kept well-pruned, have proved ideal - while Gold Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' sprouts between the stepping stones of the curving pathway...
arbor dream - this would be my Grandma Mabel's dream home. She loved arbors and English type gardens.
This is beautiful and has some elements that inspire me, such as the layering of plants and the colors. Much as the look of the steps appeal to me, the angle of the slope that I'm tackling calls for steps that are regular in height and depth to avoid missteps and falls. Still, lots of inspiration in this garden. ~EBM