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  • P. Allen Smith's Garden Home

P. Allen Smith | Virtual Makeover - Charles and Teri's Victorian house in Missouri | PBS

Duration: 03:47
Program: P. Allen Smith's Garden Home

Gardening and lifestyle expert P. Allen Smith gives some design suggestions for Charles and Teri's Victorian house in Missouri. This video is from season 11 of his public television series, P. Allen Smith's Garden Home. Here in my design studio, I love to get pictures that you send to me of your home requiring some ideas of how to improve them. Now, today, we've got a great-looking Victorian house in Missouri. It belongs to Charles and Teri. And what I love about this is that they say they love flowers of any kind. They particularly like those that are purple, pink, and soft yellow. Now, the house faces the south and there are a lot of different things we can do here because there's really basically no foundation planting. So let's just throw out a few ideas. One of the things I might think about doing is getting some evergreens started first before we start adding a lot of flowers. So if we think about a foundation planting here and here, just to accent either side of the entryway. And off the corner here I do the same type of plant. You just do a green velvet boxwood or something really basic. I would come over here and do something taller. This could be a columnar arborvitae of some sort, but something that's evergreen. So you can see, we've kind of got an evergreen frame going. You could even bring across here a low holly hedge over to this side of the property with a break in it and a gate, which would give you a place for flower beds here and here. And likewise on ...

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Post Date: March 12, 2012