A vigorous kiwi vine cloaks a trellis over the garden’s entry path with lush foliage. The leaves can reach about 6 inches across, and stay green from spring until first frost.
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William P. Wright
A narrow carpet of grass, all that’s left of a once-expansive (30- by 60-foot) lawn, meanders between curved planting beds. To make room for the beds, the Skylers removed sod around the turf’s edges bit by bit as they discovered new plants they wanted to try.
Plants are located where they’ll get the sun or shade they need. Since this particular bed sees about half a day of sun, it’s filled with sun-loving purple African daisies, wine-colored barberry, and pink-flowered spirea.