Meaning in Planting Design
Image above features the seasonal interest of The Healy House’s native plant matrix.
There is a growing ‘trend’ in landscape architecture when it comes to planting design – more and more often, Landscape Architecture Magazine and landscape design social media feeds are filled with more sublime, flowing meadows, containing a symphony of softly mounding grasses interspersed with a wild yet refined mixture of seasonal perennial interest. Yet more substantive than trends of previous eras, this planting movement embodies a shift in our cultural relationship with place and nature. There is a yearning for meaning and context within the broader landscape.
This is the Healy House’s native & waterwise matrix planting in full bloom during the spring.
In the fall, the right matrix plantings will undergo the seasonal transitions elegantly. A well-designed plant palette will be ecologically functional, resilient, and provide year-round interest.
The plants lining the garden pathway at The Healy House have an impressionist appeal, with a balanced composition of cultivation as well as organic complexity.