True dwarf boxwood

BUXACEAE, The Box family
Buxus sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’

Mini-hedge in progress.

Here is my favorite plant combination today: Blue elderberry, Overdam feather reed grass and box. It’s a day trip down back roads in the Gorge meets touring in a European rental car in early autumn. It’s spacious, sunny, dusty, relaxed. The collection could appear overexposed but the box grounds it.

This is not a theoretical juxtaposition – planting design is happening in real time here.

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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