It’s a happening place. Last night at Columbus Square in a Whole Foods with 30 checkout stands I waited 20 minutes to buy yogurt and a banana for breakfast this morning. This country bumpkin is okay with small. Anyway, morning in Central Park at 6:30am I was happy. Life is perfect. The Elms and London Planes are leafing out. The cherry blooms are just popping AND the sun is shining.
Now that we’ve rested, done laundry and made return calls to folks interested in landscape designs, the professional photos from the our garden came. Wow aren’t they great. These gardens (for 15 years) have always been a lot of work with both planning and installing, but at the end of the day, its been fun to challenge our creative juices.
Winter and the Front Entry
This time of year is we’re all getting antsy for spring buds and more sunny weather. It’s a good time to take a look at your landscape to see bones of the garden as well as enjoy the structure of the plants. The walkway to the front door used to be a narrow, cracked, curved concrete path giving the house a cottage feeling. It was updated in a pattern of rectangles edged in brick to compliment the entrance to the mid-century house.
The plantings are fairly low maintenance. You see branches of existing Japanese Maples and a new Stewartia. The shade loving evergreen plants include Sarcococca, purple and chartreuse Heuchera, Sword Fern, Black Mondo Grass (yes, it spreads, but my client loves it and is willing to tend to it), a prostrate Hemlock and a sweet dwarf Acacia that my client fell in love with. A few other goodies will pop up later and the winter things will fill in for a more lush look in the spring and summer.