Friday, October 2, 2009

The Long View

Some folks have been asking for a long view of my garden, so I thought I would oblige. I've been hesitant in posting them, however, as I don't consider myself a good garden designer. I have accepted that because of my one-of-everything-itis, I will never create a space with smooth flowing forms, drama, and coherence. But I will also accept constructive criticism on how to improve my space while keeping my basic gardening philosophy in mind.

Here is my yard in total.

Approaching from the mailbox.

I really need to replace that crabapple. It has never thrived after being installed by the builders. I'm thinking a Stewardia would be a good choice.

The mailbox garden

The mailbox garden from the house. Front-right is the Beautyberry.

Top of the path

The turn-around garden. You can see the top of the path on the right side.

Viburnum turning colors

Across the lawn

The front door approach

Looking across to the Cornus Controversa

Full view of the front door


  1. These are the kinds of photos I pore over and study. I love seeing what other people do with their gardens. I am seriously nosey about this. Thanks for sharing these photos of your garden, I think you have done a marvelous job. Your house is lovely too.

  2. I agree with Rosey. Especially the nosy part. Evem though macro pictures are beautiful, I want to see your whole garden, what the design looks like. You have done a great job, I look forward to future pictures.

  3. Photos don't do your garden justice, might be just the season? The depth of your fortuitous (mail box garden) garden in color, texture, height, complementary colors, seasonal drama all within mini combinations has been show in other posts. What is the true size there? 10 feet wide and maybe 20 deep? Awesome

  4. I love this tour of your landscape. It gives such a good sense of the many elements and plants. I think it is difficult to take garden photos that give a sense of the whole but you have done a fabulous job. Thank you. I will have to try something like this next spring/summer.

  5. Very beautiful views at your landscape!!! Looking forward to seeing more this spring!