When I first met with my Newton clients, they knew for sure they wanted to take down the trees in their backyard. The tiny trees that had been planted years ago had grown and overwhelmed their home and backyard. They threw down an abundance of sap on the terrace and outdoor furniture, and created a gloomy and dark atmosphere. Though I hate to take down trees, these were more appropriate for a large forested lot. Take a look at how we transformed the space to a bright garden full of light.
Pink azaleas, purple catmint, and liriope fill in below the tree form hydrangeas.
We spruced up this drab entrance by resetting the stepping stones, adding a few hostas and flanking the terrace with limelight hydrangeas.
We pulled out dead plant material and added a swath of annabelle hydrangea against the brick. Next year, white puffy blooms will be popping all summer long. The new grass adds a lush color.
At the exit to the garden, we planted Leucothoe to add green all season long. A colorful PJM will eventually grow to the window to be enjoyed from inside.
The back door got a quick makeover with seasonal containers, a limelight and a PJM guarding the exit.
A venus dogwood, sweetspire, catmint, and knockout roses love this newly light filled garden!