Emily designed and had made the floating steps. An avid do it yourselfer, she also created Zachary, the energetic boy.
Pole apple trees have grown taller than the label said they would. The vertical lines are perfect here.
The shade sail and stylish seating make this peaceful retreat visually pleasing.
I so admire Emily's discipline in thinking about her plants, their placement, and overall effect of her garden. We often admire what we lack. Rhythm is created here by repetition of color and form. Emily already has plans for moving things around a bit.
Zachary and Emily worked on this insect house together.
Even the garden shed is beautiful!
This back slope, with inherited evergreens, leads to a street above.
Do you see something extra here? There are tunnels and passageways all through this area which makes it a perfect hideout for Zachary. Zachary was in motion for the entire visit but posed here for a moment. His exuberance made me miss playing with kids at school.
The grid with pots attached is a super idea for displaying plant collections. This style of vertical garden that is very appealing.
Great combination! Can you imagine the autumn fireworks when the sumac foliage screams against the fawny-tan of the grasses?
One last look before it was time to head to the car (along with a gift of many incentive dollars from Swanson's Nursery that can be spent in November and December. Thank you so much Emily!) to visit a few nurseries.