|FULL FRONT OF RESIDENCE, BEFORE...|
|NORTH FRONT OF RESIDENCE, BEFORE...|
|SOUTH FRONT OF RESIDENCE, BEFORE...|
The front of the residence of the landscape project I have been working on is finished. The owners wanted a design that would be compatible with the architecture of the house, solve some severe drainage problems due to the location of the house at the base of a long grade, would offer four season color and interest, and would be of moderate maintenance.
The drainage problems were solved by creating a faux dry stream bed across the entire front of the house. Fleible drainage pipe and impervious landscape cloth were laid at the bottom of an excavated ditch, and crushed one and one-half inch gravel laid over that. The stone is gray, rather than crushed white limestone so the color contrasts are not too great. The "stream" is lined with beach stones and boulders with some boulders placed on the gravel here and there to make it look natural. Finish grading was also done on all sides of the house, grass seed sown and mulched with straw.
The plants were all propagated and grown in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, by Northwoods Nursery, which will ensure hardiness.
PLANT MATERIALS LIST
Donald Wyman Lilac (2)
Common Lilac (2)
Techny Arborvitae (2)
Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea (1)
Tickled Pink Hydrangea (1)
Unique Hydrangea (1)
Therese Bugnet Rose (3)
Showy Mt. Ash (1)
Russian Cypress (16)
Goldstar Potentilla (3)
Purple Pavement Rose (8)
Autumn Magic Aronia (1)
Rumba Weigela (3)
Mohican Viburnum (1)
Summer Wine Ninebark (1)
Nannyberry Vibuburnum (1)
Autumn Brilliance Service Berry (1)
If I were to loosely categorize the landscape style, I would call it English Cottage, or perhaps Cotswold. The next step in the project will be restoration of portions of the native woodlot that were impacted by construction.I see that the wife of pervert and NYC mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, who has vowed to "stand by her man," has good economic reason to do so, since they are both friends and associates of the Clintons and she has profited greatly by being granted "special government employee status." I wonder how you get one of those?
Washington DC makes me positively ill.