Jun 17, 2013

by: Anna Smith

Cashiers North Carolina Garden Study Group Trip

I am in Cashiers North Carolina this week at a landscape design studio with Mary Palmer and Hugh Dargan. Dargan Landscape Architects are celebrating 40 years of business and I am privileged to be part of a group studying gardens on site with them and then talking through what makes these places tick. 

cashiers discussing master plan

Cashiers
This vignette features a variegated Kousa Dogwood ‘Wolf Eyes’.  I love how the boxwoods lead your eye to focus on the Dogwood and the steps are in perfect proportion.

I cant believe the beautiful gardens we have seen over these last few days! I will post pictures as I go. There is so much to take in.

Cashiers entry

This approach was formerly an asphalt driveway. I think this treatment with the large paving stones with grass between them is such an improvement. The ability of the rain to percolate between the stones and recharge the water table is sustainable and lovely.

Cashiers- textures
Beautiful foliage combination of Hosta and a Japanese Maple. Fine and bold texures at their best!

What a great day!

About Author Anna Smith
Terre Verte Landscape Design began in 2003 while Master Gardener Anna Smith was the staff horticulturist for Kern Counties only botanical garden, Mourning Cloak Ranch. Read More