Front Yard Make-Over with Vines and Paint

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GREENBELT, MARYLAND

Front-yard make-over of Modernist home in Greenbelt, Maryland, using vines and paint.

ARCHITECTURE

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.

DESIGN CONSTRAINT

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.

WALL HANGING

By Mrs. Brown’s Blooms

MUSIC

Via Stock.Adobe.com

PLANTS SEEN IN VIDEO

VINES

Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata ‘Tangerine Beauty’)
Purple Hyacinth Bean (photo with blooms via SwallowtailGardenSeeds.com)
Morning Glory
Clematis paniculata

SHRUBS

Boxwood ‘Winter Gem’
Ninebark ‘Summer Wine’
Caryopteris ‘Grand Bleu’
Spirea ‘Ogon’
Osmanthus ‘Goshiki’
Nandina ‘Burgundy Wine’
Mixed azaleas

GROUNDCOVERS

Sedum takesimense
Groundcover Comfrey
Carex ‘Ice Dance’
Lamb’s Ear

OTHER PERENNIALS

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
Petunia
Sweet Potato Vine
Persian Shield
Iresine ‘Blazin’ Rose’
Banana tree

2 Responses to “Front Yard Make-Over with Vines and Paint”

  1. <path_to_url> Jane Malish

    Hi Ms Harris… My name is Jane Malish. I’m program coordinator for Bethesda Community Garden Club. I recently emailed you requesting you speak to the club at its 10:30am, Wednesday April 27 2022 meeting. The Club would be delighted to hear your presentation on a topic of your choice. If April 27 works for you please let me know at your earliest convenience and I’ll send you all the details.

    BTW- loved your idea of using crossvine to create a screen and your shocking fuchsia chairs. You must have been channeling that perfectly matching azalea! Looking forward to hearing from you at your earliest opportunity.
    Sincerely,
    Jane Malish Program Coordinator 301-654-3115 or 512-299-1797 (cell)

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  2. <path_to_url> Jane Malish

    Hi Ms Harris… My name is Jane Malish. I’m program coordinator for Bethesda Community Garden Club. I recently emailed you requesting you speak to the club at its 10:30am, Wednesday April 27 2022 meeting. The Club would be delighted to hear your presentation on a topic of your choice. If April 27 works for you please let me know at your earliest convenience and I’ll send you all the details.

    BTW- loved your idea of using crossvine to create a screen and your shocking fuchsia chairs. You must have been channeling that perfectly matching azalea! Looking forward to hearing from you at your earliest opportunity.
    Sincerely,
    Jane Malish Program Coordinator 301-654-3115 or 512-299-1797 (cell)
    Bethesdsa Community Garden Club
    bethesdacommunitygardenclub.org (website)

    Reply

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