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Refreshing the Garden

The coolness of fall is in the air this morning.  I love to walk through the garden with my coffee on these fresh, bright mornings. While I am enjoying the late summer blooms and the wonderful textures of the plantings I am making a mental to-do list of projects to undertake now that days are cooler and moisture levels are high. As gardens grow and develop there is often a need to spruce up certain areas. Plants may have become overgrown or, as in my case I see an attractive plant or a combination of plants and I begin to wonder how they will fit into my garden.

I grew raspberries and asparagus in a sunny corner of my garden for many years. The birds ate most of the berries and I was ready for a change. After clearing the old plants (I gave them to a local “Master Gardener”) I improved the soil and and added a pea gravel walk leading to a comfortable bench. When completed it will be a fragrance garden full of herbs, lavender and fragrant old roses.  There are 2 raised beds where I’ll grow a few vegetables. I can’t wait until spring to enjoy my new ‘Potager’.

Have you been thinking that an area of your garden would benefit from renovation? If you’re tired of the same old views or just need to add some color to your landscape, fall is the perfect time to do it. With spring and summer fresh in your mind, you know what you would like to improve. Wallace landscape designers are more relaxed with the rush of spring long past. One of them will be happy to walk through your garden and discuss ideas with you. When you have agreed on a concept, they will make it a reality for you.

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