Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Before The Snow Flies Again

One more bed was planted at the Posh Estate #2 before it was really too late. The same thought process as the previous planting is at work. The idea is to get the shrubs that will form the backbone of the garden in now. Then the herbaceous perennials will be planted and used to fill the beds come spring.

Next comes the mulch. You can just make out the curve of the bed in the yellowing of the lawn grass that was sprayed. I must say glyphosate is much slower acting once the weather cools down close to cold. A thick layer of mulch will smother what life might be left in the lawn.

This entire section of stone patio is new. That is what I was waiting on getting finished before planting.

The same group of plants are repeated across this 70 foot long foundation planting. I have a tendency to like order and near symmetry in my designs. The taller background plants were chosen partly so that mature heights would not reach higher than the floor level of the patios. Nothing can impede the magnificent view of the mountains from this vantage point.

My next project is rebuilding a two waterfall pond.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

It looks great. Repetition can be good. Gotta see those mountains.

Sallysmom said...

What are the shrubs with the red color at the top?

Christopher C. NC said...

It's a million dollar view Lisa.

Sallysmom the red tipped shrubs are nandina. Not my favorite, but that is what the Lady of The House wanted. The others are Otto Lukyen cherry laurel, Kaleidoscope abelia, Blue Star and Pacific Gold junipers with dwarf spruces on the far ends.

Lola said...

I agree with Lisa at Greenbow.