Today we’re visiting Michael Follose’s garden.
I sent you pictures of my garden almost 10 years ago and would like to update you on our progress.
Since then, we laid an extensive brick paver patio that includes a large firepit with built-in seating and lighting. This was a multiyear project. During this process, our entire backyard was torn up, and we had to re-landscape around the new hardscape. The plants have filled in nicely around the pond adjacent to our brickwork. I’ve included an early evening shot of it.
One of these pictures shows a weeping birch tree with hostas below it. I planted that tree almost 45 years ago. We lost it to disease and had it cut down this year. We’re currently redoing this entire area as a full-sun garden. Once we complete this area, we’ll send more pictures. (We’re slower now—could be another 10 years!)
I enjoy looking at your Garden Photos of the Day while I sip my morning coffee.
Shady seating at the edge of the patio.
The new patio project looks amazing—and with lots of space for plants.
Looking up at the house across the new brick patio.
A spectacular water feature, made even more impressive by dramatic landscape lighting.
The birch tree, planted 45 years ago, and now recently cut down. One thing you can count on in a garden is change! While it’s sad to lose such a beautiful tree, it’s exciting to envision the new garden that can be created.
Spectacular annual planters. Using huge masses of the same plants always creates a dramatic statement.
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