Garden Overhaul

Sometimes you need to start with a blank slate. While I am usually a fan of saving, or re-using, plant material this garden, once lovely, had become overgrown and tired. We removed everything and amended the soil with compost. The idea was for two garden areas – a public view and a private view. The public view, from the driveway, was a bit formal with a line of ‘Midwinter Fire’ dogwood backed by a line of inkberry hollies. A beautiful Stewartia tree stood in the background. Once at the top of the steps visitors would enter the private garden. This garden, visible from the home, incorporated colors that were complementary to the interior decor.

We uncovered quite a few incredible rocks which we added to the garden as design elements; I was especially excited about the stones we had stacked and turned into a fountain.