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.
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.’