The Big Idea:
A sloping side lawn offered the ideal place for a garden between a new porch and an arbor. Camille wanted a feeling of intimacy and shaded beauty without burdensome maintenance or worry that deer would eat everything.
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.