Woodland path looking a bit neglected...
“Fluffing” job is done. Whew. LOTS of weeding. Mostly done by Perry, Dave, Scott and Juan, but of course I followed them around from time to time, pulling the stragglers. We also did a lot of pruning, tired/dead plant removal and planting. The property looks great and the clients are pleased. Yay.
This garden was planted 25 years ago by the original homeowner. A lot of do-it -yourself stuff, for the most part aesthetically pleasing, but some components haven’t held up structurally so well. So…I never felt like we were completely DONE. I wanted everything to look perfect (relatively), but had to keep reminding myself that it wasn’t possible- without a total redo. I was there to refresh (fluff!) the property for a special occasion, and that’s what we did.
Here’s an example of the subtle (sublime?) changes that we wrought over three days. The woodland path was weeded, pruned (look up at the tree canopy on both images) and the paving was cleaned- making sure to not take ALL the moss away! A lot more light now filters down on the ferns, forget-me-nots and the Iris. Kinda makes you want to take a stroll, doesn’t it?
Woodland path...nice and tidy
Below: This view was the first thing you saw when you parked at the house.
There was a 90% dead Hebe hedge (left through center),
a really messy Phormium(right)
and a whole planting bed in need of care
that you can’t see behind the hedge.
First impression of house and garden... after
Right: This is how the same view looked when we were done
Hebe hedge gone,
all plants cleaned up,
new plants and mulch added
and potted sucullents added
near the cool
horse head hitching posts.
Here’s a closer look at the pot next to the hitching post.
close up of new pot with sucullents
There is an identical twin to this pot and hitching post just about ten feet to the right, flanking the entrance to the front walk, just out of camera shot.
On to the next job!