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Chapman Garden - Summer

Summer vignettes highlight the concept of deer-resistant focal points (containers, structures, water features, sculpture) being framed by foliage as well as long-lasting flowers offering extended visual drama and interest.


Season:
Summer


Credits:
GAP Photos/Photographer,Owner and Designer: Karen Chapman/Le jardinet


Feature No:   4355 

Qty of Images:    29 

 



 
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Synopsis
When landscape designer and award-winning author Karen Chapman and her husband Andy purchased this rural 5 acre property, the best thing it had going for it was a sculptural – but dead tree. The rest was a congested mass of blackberries, invasive weeds and man-eating mosquitoes. Herds of deer regularly camped out while rabbits and voles did their best to thwart planting plans. Sheer tenacity and a sense of humor proved essential as Karen and Andy fought daily battles, but today they have transformed the site into a colorful, drought-tolerant and deer-resistant garden they can be proud of. With a strong focus on interesting foliage, the blooms and artwork being layered into that framework, and an eye for artistic yet deer-resistant combinations, the garden has served as a venue for their daughter’s wedding as well as the setting for multiple workshops and magazine photo shoots. Summer vignettes highlight the concept of deer-resistant focal points (containers, structures, water features, sculpture) being framed by foliage as well as long-lasting flowers offering extended visual drama and interest that is also remarkably low maintenance. It isn’t perfect, and never will be, but for now at least the homeowners appear to have drawn a tentative truce with the deer.

 

 

 
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