Summer Garden

Summer Garden

Thursday, March 1, 2018


J Umlauf Design LLC -contact info

Email:  jumlaufdesign@gmail.com
Phone:  708-805-6534
Instagram: j.u.design

Thursday, November 17, 2016

A few photos of 1016 projects.  I will do a better job of taking pictures in 2017!

Unilock Patio







Pretty mix of complementary materials -stone, cedar & pavers

















A couple of firepits 




Photos from a shade garden in fall -groundcover of ferns will fill in -pics next year-







    



Sandstone Patio




Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Photos of beautiful gardens, stone...and a fence

City Garden The brick wall is a nice privacy feature and will be softened with vines of spring blooming Wisteria and fall blooming Sweet Autumn Clematis.  Perennials in the beds provide color in shades of gray blue, chartreuse and caramel, and texture through varied leaf sizes and shapes.  Perennial selections include Coralbells, Bergenia, Carex, Hosta, Sedum and Ferns.
 
 
 
 
City Garden Container Although shown during a short sunny part of the day, this container spends most of its day in the shade.  The Alocasia (Elephant Ear type tropical plant), Lysmachia and Impatiens in the container will be replaced each year, but the moss groundcover below will remain.
 



City Garden View from arbor covered deck to the children's sandbox. The sedum should do well next to the sandbox if it can withstand some foot traffic...we'll see.

 
 
 
Planting to complement the architecture.  This beautiful home shouldn't have to compete with the landscape.  Its clean lines are enhanced by the layered plant groupings in shades of green.  There is a touch of contrast in color with the Forest Pansy Redbud's purple leaves.  The other plants shown are Hakone Grass, Lavender, Boxwood, and Hydrangea Incrediball.
 
 
 
 
 Backyard Shades of Green This plant border serves as both screen and beautiful view.  The Viburnum, Amsonia, Ligularia, Carex, Hosta and Vinca provide a low maintentaince fence alternative.  The plants will grow and fill in over the years to come.
 



Stone Path These flagstone steppers provide a path through the garden into the lawn play area beyond.  A spring blooming Magnolia frames the view to Hydrangea Invincibelle Spirit.  Other plants include Sedum kamtschaticum, Amsonia Blue Ice, Caryopteris and Hosta Blue Angel.

 
 
 
 Bluestone Landing The new landing spans the front porch's full width.  Easy access to the driveway is provided with room to spare for containers of plants.  The landing matches a new front walk too, although friends and family are likely to use this side entry more often than the front public walk.




New + Old = Updated Look Existing hydrangeas and boxwood provide  a perfect foundation planting for the house and backdrop for new perennials.  Steel blue Panicum Northwind Grass will anchor the bed once it reaches its full height of 5' and two different varieties of Amsonia, Sedum and Allium Summer Beauty will provide seasonal color and texture.  Another low maintenance combo.

 
The Fence Sometimes only a fence will do when space is tight and views really need to be hidden.  This fence is actually eight fence sections with a lattice detail on top.  The sections at each end are stepped down a foot to transition to open area making the fence feel more like a screen than a fence.
 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Annuals & Perennials Attractive to Butterflies




 
Annuals & Perennials
Attractive to Butterflies

 

Annuals-for use in containers or beds

Annuals will tend to have more blooms than perennials, but only last one season.
Ageratum
Cosmos
Hypericum
Lantana
Nicotiana
Marigold
Mexican Sunflower
Pentas
Petunia
Verbena
Zinnia
Dill
Fennel ‘Bronze’
Parsley

Perennials-for use in containers or beds

Perennials can be moved from containers into beds at the end of season where they may continue to grow year after year.


Allium
Amsonia
Asclepias tuberosa
Asclepias incarnata
Black-Eyed Susan/Rudbeckia
Butterfly Bush –dwarf varieties
Calamintha/Nepeta
Campanula
Chives
Coreopsis
Daisy
Dianthus
Gaillardia
Heuchera/Coral Bells
Heliopsis helianthoides
Lavender
Liatris
Ligularia ‘Bottle Rocket’
Little Bluestem -grass
Lobelia
Monarda
Phlox
Prairie Dropseed -grass
Purple Coneflower
Russian Sage
Salvia
Scabiosa
Veronica