Black, white and sage

A modern renovation of a traditional brownstone set the tone for a dramatic black, white and sage perennial garden. Collaborating with a visionary client, we chose a sage green backdrop for the darkest foliage and blossoms offset by white accents throughout. The tallest addition was three crimson pointe plum trees at the back of the property whose fullness will soon provide a buffer from street traffic. In the spring a stunning abundance of black parrot tulips intermixed with taller fritillaria persica herald the season followed by a sturdy mix of perennials including helleborus black diamond, black and white columbine, silver mound artemisia, blackout heuchera, black mondo grass, stachys byzantina, and chocolate cosmos. A row of white blooming hosta thrive under the trees and in the fall 'Honorine Jobert' anemones provide white flowers until first frost. Vining clematis Henryi will soon cover the northern fence mixing with silver vein Virginia creeper.