Tuesday, October 2, 2007
J & B's Garden
Summer's drawing to a close quickly here but we got a few things done on the garden at J & B's house. First is a shot of it when they bought it....lush but chest high with tangled, overgrown weeds and scrubby sumac trees. Second, here it is in mid September. I was able to plant the bottom half of the hillside with 10 shrubs, and 8 shrub roses as well as a couple of dozen perennials and a few dozen daffodil bulbs. It's hard to see it all here, shown in the shade, at the end of the season but hopefully it will be lovely next Spring, Summer & Fall. The stone and pebbles are in the location of the seasonal stream that cuts through the backyard. Should be beautiful with the snow run-off. There is still a large area atop the back hill to clean up and where they plan to put an outbuilding/studio (?) from which to watch the seasons pass. As you can see, there is a great view from out there.
For the very curious, the plantings include: blue spruce tree, walking stick tree, variegated willow shrub, purple leaf smoke bush, burgundy leaf bush, mungo pine, 2 white mountain laurel, red shrub roses, shasta daisies, phlox (3 colors), variegated grasses, primrose, stella doro day lilies, several varieties of iris and others I cannot recall off the top of my head.