A Garden Installation at Cornerstone Sonoma
Gentle paths wind through John Greenlee’s The Mediterranean Meadow garden at Cornerstone Sonoma / Greenlee’s meadow design takes its cue from the prairies that once blanketed the Sonoma landscape.
Shifting with the changing seasons and the sky above, the garden’s naturalistic style exhibits an atmosphere colored by the weather or time of day: Its contours subdued on an overcast morning; aglow in the setting sun; or brillantly basking in the sapphire haze of a summer afternoon.
Greenlee’s plant selections were chosen to fit the Cornerstone site’s heavy soils, hot summers, and windy conditions; taking into account that the garden is sited on a septic mound. Used on walkways: Carex pansa “makes a fine natural lawn,”
Other choice grasses used in the meadow: Dark green Carex divulsa, “one of the best groundcover grases for meadows.” Pennisetum ‘Fairy Tails’ and P. ‘Tall Tails.’ Boer’s Love Grass – the grass with glaucous blue fine-textured foliage.
Cornerstone Sonoma – a wine country destination features garden installations and wine tasting and a bevy of shops filled with art and ornaments for home & garden.
Arbor draped in the fragrant blooms of Rosa ‘Sombreuil’ – Vignette: Cornerstone Sonoma Event Space designed by Ron Lutsko, Lutsko Associates.