Here we are back at the garden I featured in the last post. It is a beautiful example of gardens in our area, tightly packing in perennials and minimizing turf grass. The front entry is very welcoming with the addition of the nicely appointed arbor. Plants envelop the visitor as they enter.
Looking down the front sidewalk and greeting the passerby, deep rock gardens span the front of the property, most with drought tolerant plants.
In the backyard, the property slopes in areas and some of the flower gardens are retained with a stone wall. Some art and found objects decorate parts of garden beds, like the old bike seen above and at the end of the post.
The side driveway is bordered by a small stone wall on one side and stone curbing on the other. The right side is lined with cottage plantings.
Another view of the rear of the property, above and below.
Above is the newest bed done in a formal style with boxwood and hydrangea. Oddly this looks a bit foreign to the rest of the plantings, but does need time to fill in.
This is looking both directions in the front along the sidewalk. Colorful Sedum is on both sides, carefully placed between rocks. Grasses add the vertical, evergreen boxwood adds the winter structure and interest.
I hope you enjoyed this property. I would love to get back there at a better time of day for photographs. It is such an interesting garden with great views everywhere one looks. Notice too how the rocks vary from very large to stream-like washed pebble. You can see how the rock becomes a mulch to the plantings and keeps weeds in check.
Next post is one in Lancaster, NY. You will love the creative vignettes throughout the gardens of this family of artists.