Today’s photos come from Laurel Prothro.
The project started with accumulating volunteer hours for my Master Gardener certificate, I started and completed the wonderful course early this year with the UT Extension Williamson County Master Gardener program. I am a jewelry designer by trade, so the landscape design comes easy. All the pictures are from one amazing location: Arrington Vineyards in Arrington, Tennessee. This incredible vineyard opened in 2007. The gorgeous hardscape was installed in 2007, and I do all the container designing.
One of Laurel’s container designs, mixing annuals and perennials and building height with multiple layers of planting.
Another incredible container. I love the drama she’s created by placing the hosta as an elevated centerpiece in the design. Another idea I’m stealing: combining perennials such as hostas with the annuals in a mixed container.
Another view of the container, where you can see how she creates the height, with the hosta in a second container over the lower half-barrel.
Another dramatic container. No flowers are involved, but who needs them with that incredible foliage? Do your containers need some rehab? Read this for helpful container management tips.
When you do container design for a winery, you use what you have! Here, corks form an unusual and very cool mulch in the container. It would be great to recreate this at home, though you might need to host quite a few parties to accumulate enough corks to do it on any sort of a large scale.
And here, another piece of the winery is put to work in the landscape. Jack Daniels whiskey barrels have become privacy screens for a new seating area. The barrels were retired after being used to age the vineyard’s all-Tennessee grape vintage wine.
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