Texture & Contrast
This is one of my very favorite shade garden combinations. This photo was taken in late fall, just before our last killing frost. The Japanese Painted Ferns emerge with lovely purple and siver shoots, which mellow over the season to this frost green. The Hellebore have a heavy, almost leathery leaf, that contrast nicely with the delicate ferns. The early blooms of the Hellebore are also shades of pink, cream & purple that hang around long enough to play up the emerging fern. Both plants do great in dry to damp shade- love it!
Anna and her husband Todd own Arcadia Gardens, LLC a Stevensville, MI based landscape design and build company. Her degree in Horticulture with a focus on landscape management from Michigan State University allows Anna to select plants specific to on-site conditions and with maintenance requirements that suit the client's needs. She is comfortable designing across a range of styles- from contemporary to classic- and makes a point to include the client's input throughout the design process. She is an active member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and is serving as 2014 President of the APLD-Michigan Chapter. Anna has recently contributed to media such as "The Designer" and Gardendesign.com and is qualified to speak on a variety of topics from landscape design and maintenance to addressing local garden clubs and organizations.
PO Box 88
Stevensville, MI 49127