New Home. New Garden.

This client was one of my very first when I started The Captured Garden over 20 years ago. She and her husband recently downsized and while they loved their new home, they weren’t crazy about the builder grade gardens. They were especially challenged (after coming from a large property) by the lack of privacy in the backyard.

I decided to add plants to the hill beyond the fence. Incorporating evergreens like thuja ‘Degroots Spire’ at key points gives year-round privacy and low-maintenance ‘Limelight’ hydrangeas provide weeks of summer blooms. A columnar purple beech will be the exclamation point in the garden. I also planted inside of the fence to soften the hard lines. Fothergilla is beautiful in the fall and feathery amsonia, with its yellow fall foliage, will be the icing on the cake. Large junipers and hollies were installed between the homes for additional privacy.

The garden is filling in and now when you enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of wine you might forget you have neighbors!