IT ISN'T HOW IT LOOKS. IT’S HOW YOU LIVE.
A proper garden harmonizes with the period and style of your home, reconnecting you with nature. Your own unique color preferences combine to create a constant succession of bloom. As spring blooms are fading, summer blooms come on, followed by fall foliage and evergreen winter gardens. Year-round structure and color feeds your natural instinct to celebrate each season. In short - it is a haven - not only for you, but for your family and friends - as well as endangered birds, butterflies, and bees. A proper garden invites you to stroll, even with your eyes, from the windows and doorways of your home. You cherish and anticipate the reappearance each year of certain plants - forming a new appreciation for their habits, colors, textures, foliage, and flowers. Individual plants aren't dotted around, but instead, single varieties are staged in large, arresting groups. The dense planting technique requires more plants per square foot, but achieves greater impact. It is also smart from a maintenance standpoint. Where a desired plant is growing – weeds can’t find the light to germinate. A proper garden is top-dressed in compost each year, in lieu of mulch. As compost breaks down, it feeds plants naturally, so that no artificial fertilizers are needed. This promotes a healthy, non-toxic environment for people, pets, and wildlife - and also insulates plants from wind and temperature extremes and moisture loss. Some people think of garden-building as a form of exterior decorating. And while it is true that good gardens have curb appeal, this is just a by-product of a more important achievement. A proper garden is not about how it looks – but how you LIVE.
Though your proper garden will be unique to you and your home, see examples from other clients on our Gallery page:
Formal Historic Gardens, Parterres, Cottage Gardens, Embroidery Gardens, Knot Gardens, Chicken Keeping Gardens, Privacy Screens, Vegetable Gardens, Fast Gardens, Bulb Selection, Tunnels, Cutting Gardens and Side Yards.