Perennial Gardens by Piet Oudolf
In the Biblioteca degli Alberi park, the first extensive Italian intervention by the Dutch master will take place. By size, it is one of the largest interventions in the European community. In this park, in fact, about 20,000 square meters have been dedicated to the planting of these wonderful compositions of perennials for a total of almost 80,000 plants!
The technique used here was that of the matrix, a single large mass of basic graminaceae (Molinia caerulea ‘Dauerstrah’ in this case) within which are inserted large mono-specific spots of perennials
with organic shapes, which approach and interpenetrate alternating spectacular blooms with bright colours throughout the vegetative season. Some of these plants are evergreen while many others are deciduous, but retain the aerial part even in cold or dry periods, as important value considered in Oudolf creations. The compositions thus created offer catching effects, emphasizing naturalness and beautiful aesthetic effects.
Piet Oudolf, author of the New York High Line and numerous gardens around the globe, is the world’s most famous plant designer. His flowering fields are great compositions of perennials with spots that alternate spectacular blooms throughout the year.
Perennials, plants with a predominantly herbaceous consistency, long-lived and rapidly developing, are the basis of his work, whether they are grasses or blooms. The same, coordinated with the choice of some shrubs, are perfect for creating gardens and parks with a great natural effect but of a certain scenic look.
The naturalness, more and more sought after in his projects, is also expressed in the great mutability that the plants assume with changes over time, not only of the seasons, but even in the weeks of the vegetative season.
His work has influenced many garden designers from all over the world, bringing into vogue the wide use of perennials, even outside the northern European countries.
No. of plants: 76.020 surface area: 20.270 mqELENCO SPECIE Erbacee perenni: Poaceae (Graminacee)
- Molinia caerulea ‘Dauerstrah’
- Molinia caerulea ‘Strahlenquelle’
- Panicum virgatum ‘Cloud Nine’
- Panicum virgatum ‘Shenandoah’
- Stipa gigantea – Poaceae
- Spodiopogon sibiricus – Poaceae
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