Today we’re off to Germany visiting a beautiful landscape, with photos taken and shared with us by Michael Frick of a landscape created by Michael’s father, Werner Frick Winhöring.
It is easy to see the Japanese influence in this landscape, with still water and stone creating much of the landscape’s drama and form.
A few airy sprays of purple Verbena bonariensis (Zones 7–10 or as an annual) soften the stone of the landscape.
Dramatic low angles of sunlight bring out the magic in this space.
The water feature is quite unusual—with a strict, formal rectangular center surrounded by water spreading out into a more naturalistic, informal gravel edge. I also love the wattle fence in the background. Branches woven between the upright stakes form this fence. They can be made from branches cut specifically for that purpose, or made from fallen branches that would otherwise be thrown away.
Open lawns set off the stones of the landscape.
Verbena bonariensis is sometimes called a “see-through” plant because the open, airy stems allow you to enjoy its blooms and see the landscape behind it. The purple flowers are also much loved by pollinators.
For more, check out Werner’s (@werner_frick_winhoering) and Michael’s (@fricktion_official) instagram pages.
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Love seeing what gardeners grow in other countries.
The GPOD email reminders are not showing up in email, but I remembered to come see the featured garden- and so glad I did!
Such a serene and unique water feature, modern yet natural with the perfect simple accent of purple Verbena bonariensis around it.
I feel so drawn to it as seen in the photo with the lawn and the water feature in the distance.
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Gorgeous. Love it.
Stunning.... so tranquil and lovely.
So peaceful and serene. Congratulations to your dad on creating such a lovely retreat in your own backyard. Lovely!!
Lovely garden. Thank you for sharing your beautiful space!
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