This project featured a client with Old South sensibility and a house with French architectural influences. Surrounded by beautiful brick walls covered in old growth and other interesting features, the residence afforded an excellent opportunity to showcase the Graceful way of design. Tall, intrusive shrubs were replaced with a more subtle parterre hedge to accentuate the lines of the stone wall. A tenured plantsman reworked the wisteria into manicured espalier. A teak bench creates both a place to relax and a relaxing visual from the street. Spiral topiaries in decorative urns grace the back porch creating an elegant, comfortable place to breath in the outdoors.
Testimonial: "Graceful Roots was exactly what we were looking for when we decided to change our landscaping. Graceful Roots accentuated the architecture of the house with clean, simple elegant lines of plantings. The timeless Boxwoods and the classic espalier fit the house and property perfectly. An added 'secret garden' along the side was a lovely touch which expands the property while adding interest and fun. The semi circle of new Dwarf Gardenias add a lovely fragrant controlled half moon feature around a gorgeous, old Oak Tree. New planting in that bed also enhance the beauty of the tree. Everything Graceful Roots did was exactly what we pictured even if we could not explain it. It was a fantastic experience with a bonus of being quick and highly efficient. We give Graceful Roots our highest recommendation." Elizabeth & Dan Nass, Homeowners