How do you keep your zeal for new plants from creating a haphazard mess? A Virginia designer reveals her secrets
Linda, I soon learned, is a totally unrepentant plant junkie. She returns home every other afternoon with a truck filled with “the latest and greatest” shrubs and perennials, all requiring new situations. Ralph is her cheerful grunt and enabler, dutifully planting as instructed and desperately endeavoring to water and weed correctly. Their efforts have transformed an acre lot into a jaw-dropping series of garden spaces.