[Bu] The Buss Garden

901 Draper Road SW, Blacksburg

Janet and Gary Buss

Within this thoughtfully-structured landscape, creativity abounds in colors that both blend and pop. In front, small rock retaining walls frame beds of well-sized boxwood, laurel cherry, hosta, and heuchera that soften the stately brick façade. A side path leads to the crown jewel of this lovely garden: a water feature burbling atop the slope and cascading downhill into a small pond, then sideways into a larger one sporting an impressive lotus plant. Large natural rocks line the watercourse, with flowers and green plants tucked between them. In corners and elsewhere, curved beds feature handsome trees whose leaves contrast artfully, from red to spring green. A sinuous dry-stack retaining wall attractively terraces the steep back slope. Throughout, numerous colorful annuals in pots and beds add even more cheer to this gracious space.

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  • Buss Garden - Fall

All photos (C) Charles Bostian