The essence of Lucifer’s garden. Images 1 and 3. Contrast: The spent flower stalks of Echium russicum add a truly malevolent touch and heightens contrast in the extreme with pure white Phlox and silver Artemesia in the picture. Decadent and indelible as unforgiven sin, these have become essential to the garden.
Image 2: Light. The garden is back lit in part or in whole at many times during the day giving a special fire to both flower and foliage.
Image 4: Pattern. The repeating banks of phlox, sedum, yarrow and the grassy forms create its overall unity.