Landscape & Gardening

Here We Go Again!

If you click on it you’ll get a much larger version of Michael Parkey’s construction document.
If you click on it you’ll get a much larger version of Michael Parkey’s construction document.

The front garden is about to get a makeover. Today I’m showing you the planned changes and additions to the existing layout, and tomorrow, I’ll show you what plants have been specified.

It’s been ten years since the initial design was implemented, and because of the increasing shade from tree canopies and the recent years of weather extremes, a lot of the original perennials have fizzled. For some time now, the basic structure has been looking sparse and rather dilapidated, and I was increasingly having to rely on seasonal annuals in greater quantities to make up for the loss of the original plantings. This became way too labor intensive for me, and I wanted my life back.

Both of the major planting beds will be expanded. This additional depth will now allow us to introduce larger plants that can provide a fun mix of varied heights, colors, moundings, and textures, while at the same time reducing the amount of grass lawn.

Note: When I say “us”, I mean my landscape architect Michael Parkey and me.

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