White Flower Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs
Many of us want something out of the ordinary – a departure from the evergreen foundation shrubs that have come to be the standard look for the American front yard. However, since this area is key to the first impression visitors have of your home, something rather elegant and understated is desirable. This design is an attractive option—a composition of flowers and foliage all tied together by a common color link: white flowers against green foliage. Against an existing evergreen background or one of your choosing, plant several hardy white shrub Roses such as ‘Fair Bianca’ or `Iceberg: They will provide summer-long blooms and work beautifully with the flowering perennials and elegant Ornamental Grasses. Best of all, these selections are easy to maintain and require only fertile, well-drained soil, moderate watering, and lots of sunshine. If the all-white color scheme of the flowers isn’t quite your cup of tea, feel free to substitute more colorful cousins for some of the selections. Just make sure they have the same size and growing habits as the recommended varieties.
Zone 5 gardeners can substitute Artemisia ‘Powis Castle,’ Lavender, and Miscanthus ‘Yaku Jima’for Artemisia pontica,Salvia ‘May Night,’ and Caalmagrostis ‘Karl Foerster.’
A white entry garden can be spectacular sight when lit up at night with auxiliary landscape lighting.
Plant white-flowering shubs such as Magnolia, Mock Orange, Viburnum, and variegated Euonymus to set off the effect and provide winter interest.
Plant this garden in full sun, with fertile, well-drained soil.
a. Anemone sylvestris b. Artemisia ‘powis castle’ c. Artemisia ‘silver brocade’ d. Campanula ‘white uniform’ e. Delphinium ‘casa blanca’ f. Geranium sang. Var. striatum g. Lavandula ‘malissa’ h. Liatris ‘floristan white’ i. Malve ‘alba’ j. Miscanthus ‘yaka jima’ k. Pennisetum ‘hameln’ l. Phlox ‘david’ m. Physostegia ‘crown of snow’ n. Platycodon ‘mother of pearl’ o. Veronica ‘icicle’