The contest requirements was to have a permanent blooming garden, this image has suggested that besides the continuous flowerings the color couldn’t only be given by the flowers but also from the leaves. The choice of the vegetation’s color fell on red. A collection of plants that have red leaves it allows to have a very strong global chromatic impact, then declining the coloring of the leaves in different shades and shapes: trees with red foliage (Fagus ‘Tricolor’, Toona sinensis ‘Flamingo’); bushes (Loropetalum, Nandina ‘Fire Power’, Berberis thunbergii); herbaceous (Imperata cylindrica, Persicaria capitata) and grasses (Carex with red foliage).
On the ground, the existing pavement (stone, asphalt, lawn) will be mapped with mirrors, ranging in size from 18 to 50 centimeters, in polished steel. These delimit the garden’s livable spaces and reflect the sky, flowers, leaves and visitors from time to time.
All the plants of the garden should have red foliage, rather choose plants whit red leaves than red flowers. The choice of the plants could have changed a little after the visit to the nursery.
Acer palmatum ‘Fireglow’ / Acer palmatum ‘Ornatum’ / Acer palmatum ‘Yasemin’ / Acer palmatum ‘Dissectum Nigrum’ / Allium cristophii / Berberis thunbergii var. / Carex comans ‘Bronze’ / Coleus ‘Etna’ / Echinacea purpurea / Fagus ‘Tricolor’ / Gaura lindhemerii / Heuchera ‘Palace Purple’ / Imperata cylindrica / Panicum virgatum / Persicaria capitata / Digitalis purpurea
Design: Lorenza Bartolazzi, Luca Catalano, Claudia Clementini
Project Location: Krasnopresnenskaya Square, Moscow, Russia
Typology: Epehmeral garden
Festival: Flower Jam Moscow