Daily Garden 004 – Derviss Design

I love the textural patchwork of this planting design.

Heather Garden by Derviss Design.

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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  1. christian barnard landscape studio on January 12, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Are those swathes of heather?

  2. Michelle Derviss on January 12, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Yes, those are swathes of heaths and heathers with a few conifers , ornamental grasses and perennials thrown in.

    This garden sits overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the southern Mendocino coast.

    It was designed and planted about 6 or 7 years ago and continues to grow with a few more plants each year.

    The most challenging problem we had during its first year of growth was keeping the wild turkeys from pulling the plants up out of the ground as they were looking for worms.
    We solved the problem with motion detection impact water sprayers.

    There is also a very active family of deer that walk through the garden , so everything has to be deer tolerant.
    The garden is not fenced and spans about 3 acres or so.


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