~Before I start this post I wanted to let you know about a new blogger I have met named Erin who has a wonderful blog called Wolfpen Gardens. When you have a moment I do hope you will hop on over to say hello and visit her lovely space!
Garden designers will often design gardens with the views from the house in mind. Many designers would say that it's important to have garden views from every window of the house. To some that may seem extreme, but to me it is high on my list of priorities as I continue to create our garden.
An example of this is Designer Eric Groft's beautiful garden project in the Hamptons
Here is a quick recap of what has been accomplished in the front garden. This was our home when we moved in 7 years ago.
I will be updating my plant list for this area in the spring with better photos.
Last year I focused on pulling out grass for an island bed and planting a Redbud Forest Pansy. Several more perennials and grasses went into this sparse bed after this shot was taken to begin to pull the garden down to the sidewalk.
So keeping our view in mind, I sketched a design of where I hope to take this garden. A garden in the round with shrubs, perennials and stone steps down to the sidewalk as we have a slope to contest with.
stone steps to connect to walk
a nice assortment of shrubs/layering
The biggest upfront challenge will be grass removal and amending the soil. The fun part will be planting. Plant lists for spring are being tucked into my garden books to be reviewed and studied at the end of the day.