There’s that moment with a picture on instagram, where you must find the whole 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. I was drawn to the beautiful texture in this landscape design and hoped the rest of the garden would be just as interesting.
The boxwood and the muhlenbeckia (two of of my favorites) were dancing with he wispy grass (not sure the variety) and the purple drumsticks (again, I’d love to know the actual plant name). The many types of plant texture was giving everything I needed to stop scrolling and and with fingers crossed, I hoped to click on the profile and 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 but clean and contemporary planting with lots of texture.
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
Floppy and heavy hydrangea flowers (probably hydrangea ‘Annabelle’) are in complete textural contrast to the upright and strictly straight Miscanthus ‘Karl Forester’.
Mexican Feather Grass (Nassella or Stipa tenuissima) has a soft flowing plant texture. You can see it in the pots in this image. It can provide great contrast to lots of other plants. You should be careful to check its behavior where you live, it can be invasive in some ecosystems.
I am not sure what the while flowers are in this image (maybe a variety of Queen annes lace?). The frothy plant texture is a perfect contrast to the deck and sharp lines of the red deck chairs.
All images by @jardinsulaseine.
p.s. I think the purple alliums might be Allium Sphaerocephalon. I am still not also not sure of the queen annes lace-like white flowers. They are the ones 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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