iconic red board and batten converted country church lush evergreen foundation plantings rustic stone garden edging bordered with slate chips

 

architecture for outdoors

Guelph

Details

An iconic historic building surrounded by farm fields on the outskirts of Guelph, this converted church building on a small lot was devoid of any landscaping. A particularly harsh environment due to exposure to winds meant that the chosen plant material had to be very hardy

 

An architectural approach was used for the planting design using repetition - Globe Cedars along the side, symmetrical foundation beds at the front, or tiered planting in the front of the architectural fence at the back.

 

Texture, contrast, and strong geometry characterize the front foundation beds with the use of a split face Wiarton wall masonry stone as garden edging - it’s buff hues set off with a border of charcoal grey slate chips contained by a clean metal edging - also an effective mowing strip.

 

A new walkway connects the driveway to the front entrance where a new black awning canopy added another dimension to the overall look. Wall mounted low voltage light fixtures mounted on the side of the home’s exterior wall illuminates the path

 

The planting between the driveway and iconic modern fence was designed to be as aesthetically pleasing in the winter as in the fall and later summer when the skeletal form of the Sedum and contrasting colours and textures of the native grasses formed a visually pleasing composition.

A grouping of clipped Mugho Pines creates a clean, simple foundation planting with Columnar Norway Spruce at each corner of the house.
Tiered rows of Sedums and ornamental grasses modern fence Sedum “Autumn Joy” Dwarf Fountain Grass, Switch Grass architectural statement
The structure of the Sedums and the texture and tonality of the ornamental grasses make this plant installation as pretty in winter
Columnar Norway Spruce Hydrangea paniculata “Bobo”’s Specimen Japanese Garden Junipers Mugho Pines clipped

OWEN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

812-1135

Royal York Road

Toronto

M9A 0C3

 

+ 1 416-526-3185

 

PETER OWEN

peter@owenlandscape.com

 

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A grouping of clipped Mugho Pines creates a clean, simple foundation planting with Columnar Norway Spruce at each corner of the house.
Tiered rows of Sedums and ornamental grasses modern fence Sedum “Autumn Joy” Dwarf Fountain Grass, Switch Grass architectural statement
The structure of the Sedums and the texture and tonality of the ornamental grasses make this plant installation as pretty in winter
Columnar Norway Spruce Hydrangea paniculata “Bobo”’s Specimen Japanese Garden Junipers Mugho Pines clipped
A grouping of clipped Mugho Pines creates a clean, simple foundation planting with Columnar Norway Spruce at each corner of the house.
Tiered rows of Sedums and ornamental grasses modern fence Sedum “Autumn Joy” Dwarf Fountain Grass, Switch Grass architectural statement
The structure of the Sedums and the texture and tonality of the ornamental grasses make this plant installation as pretty in winter
Columnar Norway Spruce Hydrangea paniculata “Bobo”’s Specimen Japanese Garden Junipers Mugho Pines clipped
A grouping of clipped Mugho Pines creates a clean, simple foundation planting with Columnar Norway Spruce at each corner of the house.
Tiered rows of Sedums and ornamental grasses modern fence Sedum “Autumn Joy” Dwarf Fountain Grass, Switch Grass architectural statement
The structure of the Sedums and the texture and tonality of the ornamental grasses make this plant installation as pretty in winter
Columnar Norway Spruce Hydrangea paniculata “Bobo”’s Specimen Japanese Garden Junipers Mugho Pines clipped
iconic red board and batten converted country church lush evergreen foundation plantings rustic stone garden edging bordered with slate chips
A grouping of clipped Mugho Pines creates a clean, simple foundation planting with Columnar Norway Spruce at each corner of the house.
Tiered rows of Sedums and ornamental grasses modern fence Sedum “Autumn Joy” Dwarf Fountain Grass, Switch Grass architectural statement
The structure of the Sedums and the texture and tonality of the ornamental grasses make this plant installation as pretty in winter
Columnar Norway Spruce Hydrangea paniculata “Bobo”’s Specimen Japanese Garden Junipers Mugho Pines clipped