09.07.14 Planting in the Wilds of Massachusetts

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Photo by Tom Stuart-Smith Ltd

Tom recently travelled to Massachusetts with his colleagues Jem Hanbury and Mark Todhunter to set out the planting around a new house designed by US architect, Tom Kundig.

The planting palette was kept quite simple with the vast majority of species being native to the US including Pinus strobus, Amelanchancier laevis, Sporobolus heterolepis, Onoclea sensibilis, Carex pennsylvatica and Comptonia peregrina. The majority of herbaceous plants were supplied by Neil Diboll and his team at Prairie Nursery in Wisconsin, and the plant quality/health and packaging was faultless.

Deep plugs - an impressive root system on the Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia.

Next stages will included the seeding of the native prairie in front of the house.

Keep an eye on the blog for further updates as the project is due to be photographed later this year.