Today's photos are from Sandy Motyka in Connecticut. Sandy is one of the sweetest women I know, and she's a copywriter for the Taunton Press, the company that publishes Fine Gardening. Sandy's been telling me about her garden for years, and she's a fan of the GPOD, so I finally convinced her to bring in some photos to share! She says, "For years we owned several acres of land behind our first home in Newtown. In the late 1990s we decided to build on a part of that land we had enjoyed walking through with dogs and family. It was important to us to preserve the natural beauty of the land and not turn it into a typical suburban lawn-centered landscape. This is just a glimpse of what we have done on five acres. These photos focus on the ornamental garden behind the house. It’s really stone-lined giant flower pots that were backfilled with compost and topsoil. Everything is grouped for impact and ease of care. It’s the most formal of the plantings. All else is geared to transition into the natural landscape with hardwoods, including beeches, lots of native ferns, and rugged stone outcroppings." Gorgeous, Sandy! I can't believe you waited so long to show me photos….now you need to show us MORE!
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