Buddha's Delight / by Faith Michaels

Linden Street is a little slice of heaven, tucked away behind Brookline Village. Take a walk though this darling neighborhood and step back in time. Our client asked us to create an oasis out of a muddy shaded backyard that was seldom used.


We cleaned the old bluestone, took it up, regraded and installed a new footing and relayed it.  Then we added a cobble edge to the new plant bed at the fence line and filled it with climbing Hydrangea, Green Spire and Carex grass. We gave the Buddha a sacred spot in a peastone garden complete with Hosta, Bamboo, Aruncus and Tiarella.


Stepping stones helped define the shade garden, buffered by plantings of Hosta, Hay Scented Fern, Annabelle hydrangea, Azalea, Bleeding Heart and Astilbe, Solomon Seal and Blue Hydrangea.

The Buddha is pleased and so is the client.