The limestone chipping surface is planted with low box hedges which form a criss cross pattern - a contemporary version of a knot garden- which is peppered with aromatic lavenders and sages. Oxeye daisies float above the line of the hedges and in between the sculptural, clipped topiary shapes that punctuate the knot.Arne Maynard garden design.
Monet's home Giverny, France. It is just as I would expect. He must loved flowers. They were a frequent subject in his Impressionist Art. The Tournament of Roses floats remind me of the Art Form. They have to be totally covered in organic matter handed glued petal by petal or seed by seed. The floats have a textured appearance much like Impressionist Paintings.
Dense planting around a pond creates a luscious look. Find out how to look after a pond at: http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/projects/wildlife-gardening/how-to-maintain-a-garden-pond/253.html Photo by Jason Ingram.
Steps at the rear of the backyard are concrete with wood planks on top. The steps, walk, fence, and patio are made of ipe, a Brazilian hardwood. The homeowners were hands-on when it came to landscaping, creating raised beds for vegetables and flowers. The fig tree in the middle is a relic of the house’s previous incarnation.