Ecology + Design

The Garden of Plenty: Food for Life, Health and Happiness

We will create a garden for all seasons featuring edible fruits, vegetables and aromatic herbs. In the fall you will enjoy flowering perennials and annuals as well as an assortment of fragrant herbs. For architectural interest, we will place one pink dogwood and three flowering Hawthorn, which will attract a wild variety of birds. Your layered garden will include tall perennials for cutting and flowering arrangements, annuals for continual bloom, ornamental vegetables (peppers, cabbage, etc.) as well as edible fruits and vegetables.

A handful of clethra and blueberries will extend and continue your theme from your berry garden. Flowering bulbs will be planted in the fall to increase and extend your joyous spring color. In addition to planting and cultivating your edible garden with companion plants selected for their capacity to attract beneficial insects and insure sustainable organic development, a spectacular dahlia display will be a highlight of your summer garden.

Your raised garden beds will be constructed of the finest premium compost topsoil, sand and peat blend to allow for maximum growth/production. You will easily be able to meander and wander through your lush edible garden. Although the outward appearance will be consistent with your reasonably formal landscape composition, all the beautiful natural elements will work together and speak as a symphony.

We will open up the hedge along the driveway and install a stepping stone pathway, which will lead into the yard to the platform to your new shed. We will repurpose one ilex stead from the opening of the hedge and add 3 additional ilex steads to block/shield the new shed. We will transplant and divide your existing hosta to make a curved hosta bed along the hedge to the right of the pathway to soften the lines and perimeter of your lawn.

The shade garden will be further expanded to create a dominant focal point to be viewed from the house and patio and will extend through the old vegetable garden area to meet with the generator, screening/wraparound and your new edible garden and landscape. This will complete your backyard composition and landscape improvement.

An option we really love for your garden is the inclusion of the four colorful containers to give variety, texture and height to allow for relocating both indoors and out. I especially like the idea of growing small lemon trees.

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