April 29, 2021

Spring Emergence Around My Pool

The gardens around my farm are growing so beautifully this season. There are gorgeous spring blooms in every garden - the daffodil border, under the allee of lindens, outside my Winter House, behind my Tenant House, and around my pool.

The area around my pool is planted with a variety of dark-colored burgundy-black leafed plants. I always try to incorporate unique and interesting specimens in the gardens. Along the inside of the pool's fence, I have a growing hedge of purple columnar beech trees, Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple' - a splendid tree with deep-purple foliage. On the outside of the fence, I have Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diabolo’ and Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ - both these shrubs have superlative dark colors and appealing forms. In keeping with the color palette, I've also added Ajuga ‘Black Scallop’, Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip', and Heuchera ‘Obsidian’ beneath part of the hedge as ground covers. It's all coming to life once again.

Here are some photos, enjoy.