Flower Magazine

MAR-APR 2019

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M A R C H /A P R I L 2 0 1 9 | 57 eliminated or preserved. "I wanted to make sure we didn't disrupt the visual framework here," Browne explains. Browne designs with sensitivity to neighboring landscapes. "Borrowed views outside your boundaries enhance the depth of your plantings," she says. But distant views were not the only critical factor. As the garden evolved, a prime consideration was always scenes framed from the house. "You can't be in the garden all the time. Second best is to enjoy it from inside." Careful, thoughtful stewardship has always been the goal, requiring some hard decisions. A wisteria-bowered pergola was scenic, but Japanese wisteria can be invasive, so it was replaced with a native variety. Rather than installing a fancy water feature, Browne revamped an existing bog. And together with head gardener Crystal Brinson, she and Marsh expanded the woodland garden, border, rock garden, and shrub walk and created a bog and an overlook. The result has integrity, and it doesn't shout its virtues. After all, a garden that quietly whispers is what Browne and Marsh were hoping for all along. Continued on page 61

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