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7/15/2018

Inspired by jardinsurlaseine’s garden of textures in Paris

Muhlenbeckia and boxwood and grass by jardinsurlasiene garden inspiration

There is that moment with a single picture on instagram, where suddenly you must go find the account of the person who posted.  As it loads, you hope that every other picture is as good as that first one that caught your eye.  And the joy, when you’ve stumbled on a real treasure.

The boxwood and the muhlenbeckia (two of of my favorites) were dancing with he wispy grass (not sure the var) and the purple drumsticks (again, I’d love to know the actual plant name) and with fingers crossed, I hoped to find more.

Jardin Sur La Seine’s instagram is an homage to contemporary garden design and specifically one inspiring urban garden in Paris.  Follow it to enjoy a chic garden of grasses, floppy white hydrangeas, layers of green, sleek decking, and gravel paths that melt into soft planting.

I can’t help but marvel at the discipline it takes to maintain an almost all white garden.  The restraint required feels akin to walking down the Rue du Bac, and going home with only a simple croissant (but the best croissant you’ve ever laid lips on).  The French are just so good at that type thing!

One to Follow : @jardinsurlaseine

White hydrangeas and grass by jardinsurlasiene garden inspiration

 boxwood and grass by jardinsurlasiene garden inspiration

Hydrangea and grass in modern Paris garden by jardinsurlasiene garden inspiration

White flowers and red garden chairs in Paris jardin by jardinsurlasiene garden inspiration

Muhlenbeckia and boxwood and grass by jardinsurlasiene garden inspiration

Muhlenbeckia and boxwood and grass by jardinsurlasiene garden inspiration

All images by @jardinsulaseine.

 

p.s. In addition to the purple alliums, I am not sure of the queen annes lace-like white flowers that are trailing down the left side of the image with the red chairs.  If you know what they are I’d love to hear your ideas.

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  1. Rob Thuener

    July 16th, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Beautiful post! The drumsticks are Allium sphaerocephalon. I believe the lacy flowers are Myrrhis odorata (sweet cicely) – the leaves and stems look correct, although having it fill in on a hillside is different – and “Oh! How I wish I would have thought of that!”

  2. Julie Rubaud

    July 20th, 2018 at 7:16 am

    The white flower looks like chervil to me.

  3. Maria Dones

    September 10th, 2018 at 9:53 am

    The pictures were stunning. Couldn’t have been much better written. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Johnny Pole

    January 4th, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    The designs are exceptional and so pretty ! this is some inspiration and i really appreciate for sharing this out !

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