Though I am not yet a land owner I do envision creating a beautiful landscape that values texture, color, variety and low maintenance. This seems in contrast to the large expanses of flat green grass that defines the landscaping aesthetics of many home owners.
Piet Oudolf has been selected to design some of the highest profile garden projects in the world, including the World Trade Center Memorial Gardens. He has been influential in making more people aware of perennials.
Oudolf New-Wave Gardening
Millennium Park Chicago
Battery Park NYC
Highline Project NYC