A Planting Plan for Shelley & Jack’s Richmond Town Garden

I am in Richmond VA helping my dear friend Shelley plan out her new garden. We have been having fun sitting here side by side with laptops — (she is an architect) — so she is drawing, while I point and adjust and I am on the other computer making plant lists and showing her beautiful accessories and materials. I am making another set of images to show you the rest of our design. But here is our planting scheme… Yesterday we attended the Ginter Park, Richmond Home and Garden Tour– our goal is to have her garden on the tour in the within 3 years.
A planting plan for a jewel toned cottage garden in Richmond Virginia. By Rochelle Greayer

1. White Clematis, 2. White Clematis, 3. Lavender bokeh, 4. lilac flower – lila Flieder, 5. Lilac, MANY SMALL ONES…, 6. Snowball Hydrangea, 7. Hydrangea Annabelle, 8. Heuchera “Creme Brule”, 9. varigated liriope, 10. FESTUCA GLAUCA BLUE, 11. Yarrow, 12. Heuchera #2, 13. Buxus balls for sale / Buxus bollen te koop, 14. perennial Salvia, 15. Salvia May Night, 16. Honeysuckle, 17. Japanese star jasmine, 18. Clematis, 19. Untitled, 20. Daisy Shasta, 21. Hakonechloa Grass

This planting plan features colors that will pop against her cute cottage house, will survive in a mix of sun and part shade, and will give her the romantic but tailored charm that she is after.


  • Vancouver Star Clematis
  • Clematis Henryi
  • Lavender
  • Bi-Colored Sensation Lilac
  • Common Purple Lilac
  • Snowball Hydrangea
  • Hydrangea Annabelle
  • Heuchera Creme Brulee
  • Variegated Liriope
  • Festuca Glauca Elijah Blue
  • Yellow Yarrow
  • Purple Heuchera
  • Boxwood
  • Salvia (Caradonna or other)
  • Salvia May Night
  • Honeysuckle
  • Star Jasmine
  • Clematis Sweet Autumn
  • Clematis Jackmanii
  • Shasta Daisy
  • Hakonechloa Grass
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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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