Foundation Planting Ideas | Garden Home Tour: P. Allen Smith (2019)

In this Garden Tour, Garden Home Host P. Allen Smith takes you around the Main Cottage at Moss Mountain Farm to highlight some of the foundation plantings. Allen also shares some great container ideas, including some exotic plant varieties he calls his ‘pets.”

  • Topics Include:
    Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’
    Hemerocallis ‘Happy Returns’ (Daylily)
    Gaura lindheimeri (Wandflower)
    Ilex cornuta ‘Needlepoint’ (Holly)
    Euonymus fortunei (Wintercreeper)
    Viburnum macrocephalum (Chinese Snowball)
    Lilium ‘Black Beauty’ (Oriental Lily)
    Buxus ‘Green Velvet’ (Boxwood)
    Punica granatum (Dwarf Pomegranate)
    Sabel mino ‘Palmetto’
    Euonymus ‘Coloratus’ (Variegated Wintercreeper)

“The objective of a foundation garden is to accent the main entrance, complement the architectural style of the house, and draw attention away from irregularities, while keeping the plantings in the background. In a sense, foundation plants act as the backbone of the landscape design.”
~ P. Allen Smith

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