April 27, 2021

My Summer House Garden in Spring

The sunken garden behind my Summer House is filled with spring growth.

I began this formal garden more than 10 years ago and have added many different kinds of plants and trees ever since. It is a kind of room walled by a tall hedge of boxwood. The focal point is the great old ginkgo tree at the back of the space that was original to the property. Over time, I've planted American and English boxwood, smaller ginkgo trees, smoke bushes, Siberian weeping pea shrubs, peonies, hostas, lilies, and so much more. I am so pleased with how well it has developed.

Here are some photos, enjoy.