Sometimes you get to work on a garden for several years, watching the development of specific areas, and getting a feeling of how the space works in a slower more meditative way. I have the privilege to do this with several gardens. One of which I’d like to share with you is John’s garden. This space started off as a mulched lot with not much more than a lilac, Japanese maple, willow, some evergreens, and a spray of shade natives.
Some things were great and kept, like trillium and spiderwort. Others just needed to be pulled. I feel like after 3 seasons of work, we are nearing the end, and finally getting to see the space become it’s own. As John put it, the design is ” composed…like a painting.” Nature has a way of lending itself to inspiration. I hope you enjoy the photos and remember that often the best gardens are ones that are not complete in one fell swoop. Take some time.