A cottage on Newport’s famed Bellevue Avenue hosted a September showhouse. Louis created a bijoux parterre so that the grand porch had a worthy view.
- Preparation for the display began the year before, with the training of the enormous obelisk of licorice plant, normally a cascade.
- Standards of Norway maple were an easy flourish. It was quite a coup to have been able to borrow the carved-granite edging from sculptor Tim de Christopher.
- The monumental porch was brought to human scale by fluffy foundation evergreens and killer container specimens.
- The collaborating interior design, Karen Vaughan, enhanced the lushness of both the view to the parterre as well as the huge porch-side container specimens by installing a mirror in the molded frame.