Monday, September 5, 2016

It's done! (?)

I have been hearing from a few of you that I have been remiss in updating you all on the progress of the garden. Looking at the date and subject of my last post, that certainly seems to be the case. Plenty of stories I could tell about what to do and what not to do, what went right and what went wrong, and a million other things. Maybe at some point I will fill you in. But for now here are some pictures of what is an almost complete project. There is still a very short punch list, but it is done enough that it actually feels done. And with the glorious weather this long holiday weekend we have really been enjoying it.

Most of the perennials got planted midsummer just as the real heat was settling in so many didn't survive and the ones that did look a little worse for wear. It will be nice to see everything come up next spring.

The outdoor furniture is the Palissade line from Hay purchased through MOMA. They were designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.

We also have water lilies that are white with a hint of pink, pink, and kind of a deep pink. They are only open from morning until about three in the afternoon and the blooms only last a day. With so little else blooming right now, it's quite fun to look each morning to see what colors are open.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Green stuff arrives

It is shockingly tedious sometimes to weed through progress photos and put them into some sort of blog narrative that might be interesting. It can be overwhelming enough that one puts it off another day and then another, and then more pictures are added and the whole thing just snowballs. So rather than let the crushing weight of too many photos keep me from posting an update, I decided to just give you a bit of a photo dump (a fraction of what is available) and let them populate the screen according to the whims of Blogger and the image numbering system.

42 yew hedges show up

Some other things show up on the yew hedge truck.

I really like the foliage on this Camellia 'Winter's Snowman'

The yews lining up in their final positions.

The espaliered Malus 'Gala' waiting to be planted and unfurled.

Hellaborus planted in the Library Border waiting for some ferns to join them.

Eventually, these yews will knit together and make a single hedge.

Our new street tree arrives. A Ginko. Slow growing with an open canopy.

Planted and unfurled.

It looks like the yard has acne. Notice the newly installed fence providing a lovely backdrop.

Notice the partially completed Urn Terrace in the foreground.

It is nice to finally see some green to offset all the grey stone.

Bluestone waiting to become a terrace.