All-Green Garden Design
The Plants: American boxwoods planted in the 19th century are maintained with regular fertilizing and mulching.
The Plants: Boxwoods dominate this garden, with low-maintenance and deer-resistant evergreen foliage that provides structure and year-round interest. Two semicircular borders of 'Green Mountain' boxwoods set off a square of pea gravel planted with four white 'Natchez' crepe myrtles. 'Green Mountain' boxwoods are clipped into tight ovals and are also planted in large pots along the bluestone coping.
The Plants: Over a hundred single and double herbaceous peonies in pink and white emerged in long borders after Camille cleared away brush and stones beside the fallen-down walls. The peonies are deer resistant and provide Tudor Grove's primary floral color.
The Plants: 'Green Mountain' boxwood and serviceberry flank the sides. A 'Forest Pansy' Eastern redbud (above left) has heart-shaped purple-red leaves and offers a vivid contrast to the verdant spring foliage.