East Asian influence
Replacing struggling Ilex crenata with soaring black cane bamboo brought a distinctly east Asian feel to this modern village garden. We paired outsized elephant ear (Colocasia esculenta) with the bamboo in the rear tiered terrace that receives only partial morning light. White cascading double begonias underplanting the bamboo continued to bloom into November tripling in size over two seasons. The dark purple and light theme continued on the upper terraces with white JFK and Honor roses, Spanish lavender, Miscanthus grass and a row of white camelias.