Welcome to Field Notes, our Phillips Garden blog about design and horticulture. Follow our designers, gardeners, and landscapers as we create and cultivate real. beautiful. spaces.

Creating Connection in Suburban Landscapes

Since the homeowner requested prairie-style plants, the resulting Phillips Garden design is brimming with grasses and other fast-growing wildflowers and trees.  In the front yard, the repetition of tall grasses blurs the house’s sharp angles, decreasing its sense of formality while also emphasizing a more welcoming front entryway.  As the trees grow, they will continue to diminish this home’s overpowering presence on its lot. Meanwhile, the perennial plants provide fresh contrasting textures.

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