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BEYOND COLONIAL

WHERE WE STARTED

Colonial before we startedthe front before the project began...notice the large septic mound between the wall and the house

 

WHERE WE'RE GOING

Colonial plan
click the plan to see an enlarged view of the plan. This plan will be in progress for several years. We will show updated photos as they become available.

 

WORK IN PROGRESS

front progress-first year
Our project began in late fall and we were very fortunate that a wholesale nursery had too many 5 gallon evergreen inkberry hollies that would be perfect for the large S-curves near the house. So the owner bought a large majority of them and he and his landscape contractor brother-in-law planted them.

ABOUT

  • a fairly new Colonial style home where husband and wife have grown children beginning to move out on their own

  • the owner is a building contractor and residential developer

  • a few existing elements: a large fountain directly in front of the front door where some S-curves and Greek key patterns were imbedded in the existing patio; existing planters at the edge of the patio; a few existing trees in the lawn, 1 shrub; a group of roses to keep but could be relocated; 2 existing benches to re-use

  • a very large septic mound in the front

PROJECT GOALS

  • the owner wanted a garden out front that would spectacularly set off his home for potential clients

  • re-use the existing benches in the design and keep the existing plants as stated left

  • work around the septic mound and and minimize its height and presence

  • use his brother-in-law's landscape contractor skills to install the project over a period of several years

  • the owner wanted some sort of large reflecting pond, to maintain a fair amount of lawn, and plenty of flowers

DESIGN CONCEPTS

  • because the house is a colonial style house, the design inspiration became a garden similar to George Washington's Mount Vernon or Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

  • create a formal garden with paths to break up the areas and boxwood to organize each area

  • include knot gardens, an oval reflecting pond with a gazing deck as a place to wander out to to sit and look at it; raise the deck to help balance the elevation of the septic mound

  • use plenty of colorful flowers within the knot gardens and in the meadow garden created around the large septic mound

  • use the existing benches as far away from the house as possible because they did not suit the colonial scheme and have the owner purchase new benches for the fountain area
 

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