April 26, 2024

My Summer House Garden

I hope you caught a glimpse of my recent Instagram post @MarthaStewart48 - the sunken garden behind my Summer House is bursting with spring growth.

I began this formal garden more than 15-years ago and have added many different kinds of plants, shrubs, 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 is 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, Leucojum, and so much more.

Here are some photos, enjoy.