Among the 5000 plants filling these living walls, part of the New Orleans Botanical Garden, are: Mondo grass, Mexican heather, Silverdust Dusty Miller Maritima, Compact Sprenger Asparagus Fern, Ruellia Dwarf White and a variety of annuals for pops of color.
This residence is in the heart of the Garden District in New Orleans. This style is very characteristic of the city with additional design features added in for a hint of surprise. Walking down the street, this residence stands out with grandeur and beauty.
A whimsical room features a swing chair and draperies of birds, butterflies, insects, and plants in Europe and China. The pattern was inspired by a book of etchings by French naturalist Pierre-Joseph Buchoz. The Buchoz Floral fabric is in a textile collection by the New York Botanical Garden and Vervain.
This L-shaped vertical garden, whose walls extend out 74 feet on one side and 31 feet on the other, is packed with approximately 5,000 plants. Priority was given to plants that could withstand the heat and humidity of New Orleans, where the garden is located, and that could be changed out easily with the seasons. Plants include Mondo grass, Mexican heather, Silverdust Dusty Miller Maritima, Compact Sprenger Asparagus Fern, Ruellia Dwarf White and a stream of annuals for color.
Brazilian palms and their landscape are depicted in the “Island Palms” fabric, which is in a textile collection by the New York Botanical Garden and Vervain. The hand-drawn print was inspired by an illustrated publication in the 1800s.
This beauty takes rose mallow to new heights—short heights, that is. Growing to a tidy 3 feet tall, ‘Perfect Storm’ fits neatly into small gardens and perennial borders. White flowers with a bright red eye and pink edged petals open to a whopping 7 to 8 inches across. Hardy in Zones 4-9. Botanical name: Hibiscus ‘Perfect Storm’
For a bright pop of color in even the smallest garden, turn to Moscato barberry. Plants grow 2 to 3 feet tall and 3 to 5 feet wide. Lime green leaves provide strong color year-round. New leaves have orange edges that fade to lime. Use in containers, planting beds or along a walk. Hardy in Zones 4-7. Botanical name: Berberis thunbergii ‘BailAnna’
A radical break from the rustic mountain cabin with a design motif of pinecones, bears and rainbow trout, this stunning Cashiers, North Carolina home was the site of the 2018 Cashiers Designers Showhouse sponsored by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and the Cashiers Historical Society. Rooms instead featured big city flair considering most designers hailed from Atlanta, but also from New Orleans, and the Highlands and Cashiers, North Carolina region. Inspired by chateaux in France and Italy, this 42-acre estate overlooking Lake Glenville was decorated with some au courant trends including lots of assertive, stylish wallpaper, a preponderance of soft pastels, plenty of Chinoiserie and subtle nods to the beautiful local surroundings in botanicals and floral motifs.