|Sneak Peek 1|
|One of our rock garden inspiration boards|
|just some of the load|
Again, the clearing and demolition uncovered even more secrets of this backyard garden. It would appear that somewhere along the way, maybe 5 years ago, maybe 15, the previous owners decided that a brick and slate paved backyard with beautiful shaded trees (remember unearthed massive dead root in center bed) was not an ideal or beautiful solution. So instead they decided to drop concrete slabs down and give us an off-center bed and an "L" shaped back bed to work with. Good going guys!
With little time to mourn the passing of what could've been a fantastic garden, we soon realized the upside to this discovery. We dug up quite a bit of brownstones that we used for footing/foundation for our small brick wall in the newly formed bed along the right side. And we found the most gorgeous and perfectly shaped slab of slate stuck to the underside of one of the concrete slabs that came in handy as a cutting stone and eventually as a beautiful focal point in the back bed, perfect for staging seasonal flowering, etc.
|Sneak Peek 2|
Speaking of flowering, at this point we were still considering these for our plantings: bamboo, adam's needle, pennisetum alope, japanese red maple, fountain grass, and flame grass.
The grand solution up next.
|Sneak Peek 3|