On the grounds of a former estate outside of Philadelphia, a cadre of master gardeners presides over an oasis of earthly delights. We've put together some ideas—paired with photos—from Chanticleer that any home gardener can use to design their own spaces.
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Lesson two: Harness the power of massing. The serpentine, a sinuous, double bed of agricultural crops, elevates planting to a kind of land art, as do the extravagant, fleeting ribbons of camassia in the stream garden; an asparagus hedge bordering the cutting garden; and the thousands of daffodils carpeting the orchard floor.
The gravel garden’s spring display pairs Greigii tulip ‘Eastern Surprise’ with Muscari ‘Valerie Finnis.’