My Gardens: Havenwood
Havenwood is an in-town corner lot with a half acre of mature trees and a half acre of sun. We have a dozen distinct garden rooms with a variety of moisture and sun conditions so that we can trial many different types of plants around the garden. Good winter structure provides interest for six months of the year, spring is a rush of bulbs, summer a cacophony of perennial blooms, and autumn is for colorful foliage. (above)
My Gardens: Gilmore Gardens
The small-town lot on Gilmore Avenue was transformed from barren chemical-treated grass to a floriferous family garden. It includes a small back lawn for playtime, a patio, a Shade Path, and plantings all the way around the corner in the curb strips. The latter enables this garden to be enjoyed by all of the passersby on their way to and from work. Shrubs and trees give this small garden shape all year-round. The total lot dimensions are 73 feet by 115 feet (20 m x 34 m), or about two tenths of an acre. (above)
Client: Shady Front Garden for a Plant Lover
Size: 30 ft by 60 ft
Problems: No boundary planting by street. In need of suggestions for enjoyable shady plantings.
Solution: A curving, shade garden path around three oval island beds. The surrounding borders were planted to add privacy from the road, color, structure and successional bloom. (above)