Front-yard make-over of Modernist home in Greenbelt, Maryland, using vines and paint.
Iconic example of the ‘International Style,’ a modernist style rarely seen in the U.S. With the old siding removed and the concrete block façade repaired, the unit is fully restored – except for the original color, which was white. (NOT gonna have it!) It was built in 1937 in Historic Greenbelt, Maryland – a New Deal project.
For privacy and screening of bad views, hedges are encouraged by co-op rules, but failed here on several counts. The preferred solution – training vines on trellis instead of wires – is prohibited by the co-op.
PLANTS SEEN IN VIDEO
Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata ‘Tangerine Beauty’)
Purple Hyacinth Bean (photo with blooms via SwallowtailGardenSeeds.com)
Boxwood ‘Winter Gem’
Ninebark ‘Summer Wine’
Caryopteris ‘Grand Bleu’
Nandina ‘Burgundy Wine’
Carex ‘Ice Dance’
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia ‘Goldstrum’)
Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium ‘Little Joe’)
Wood Aster (Aster divaricata)
Little Blue Stem ‘The Blues’
Nepeta ‘Walkers Low’
Japanese Carex unknown variety
ANNUALS IN POTS
Calibrachoa Million Bells
Sweet Potato Vine
Iresine ‘Blazin’ Rose’