Monday, July 13, 2009

Beginnings of the Sunny Border

P.S. - never did find the picture for this - i know it's here somewhere.

Several years ago we had to take out two 101 year old oak trees in our front yard. They were falling apart and only about 3 inches of live material thick but 14 or 15 feet in circumference. They had to go. It took one month and a crew of skilled tree removers - but the yard payed the price. When they left there was not a blade of grass left... a clean slate was handed to me.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sunny Border

After 21 years as a teacher i cannot have chaos and disorder around me - that goes for the garden as well. I see many gardeners who seem to love the natural wild look. That is just not for me. Symmetry and formal balance that is what I crave. I know that nature could undo all the work in a months time, but is enjoy seeing the physical evidence of my work.