A country home is an escape — a fantasy of an easier, more relaxed and fulfilling way of life. A country garden reflects this in its thoughtful response to the natural landscape, its adaptability to family life, its expression of the personality of the owner, and the harmony of its relationship to the architectural style of the home. This means taking classic elements of the garden — walls, paths, terraces, pool, pond, trees and shrubs — and expressing them in a style appropriate to the local and personal context of the site.
with Ann Brooke
I get lots of questions about mulch – should you use it, and if so, what kind, how much, how often. Though there are some circumstances where it is appropriate, mulching is largely a profit-center for landscapers. It is often not necessary, and frequently harmful. Here’s a really good article on mulch that appeared on... READ ON