Same property, 3rd garden renovated.
The first pic is the "Before". Packed full of Wormwood Artemesia and Ditch Lilies.
Now, it is a Butterfly/pollinator/Hummingbird oasis full of nectar plants!
5 minutes after we unloaded the plants and brought them to the garden to be planted, the Cardinal Lobelia was visited by a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird.
This stunning Saratoga backyard courtyard we have been tweaking and maintaining for about 3 years.
It is REALLY coming into it's glory now, with proper plant placement/relocating, pruning, feeding, weeding & mulching...a path here a few boulders there and LOTS of butterfly visitors now, too!
After we finished the patio garden, they decided the 2 back sides of fence line should be as pretty as everything else now was, so since it was getting late in the season, we just built the beds, which will be planted come spring 2019.
This garden also had a really neat water feature in need of some help.
We added a stream with double waterfall.
A Saratoga backyard, recently purchased with an existing garden that the new owners wanted resurrected.
Garden Installations 2018
Same property, 4th garden renovated.
A little shady nook under and next to the stairs leading up to the hot tub platform that had become over run with weeds and tree seedlings.
After cleaning out the area we planted some fabulous groundcovers and a few beefy native perennials with gorgeous foliage.
Our very first customer to trust us in installing a native garden for his beautiful country home in Galway in 2016.
This year we put on a large expansion, by Lasagna gardening, instead of removing sod.....with some spectacular results.
Lots of nectar rich native perennials were added to continue supporting the Hummingbirds and butterflies that have become regular visitors here.
A stunningly designed backyard, whose gardens were in need of some renovation.
This was a small shady nook we revamped, with cozy seating to relax in with some shade. (Rest of the yard is full sun).
WE upcycled various pieces of slate found lying about to create a bench & path.
to this >>>
2 years ago
And then a rather large expansion in 2018
This is a friend's garden that we assist in maintaining and do Spring Openings.
She created these amazing (extensive) gardens.
We love working in them!
A late season job this year we did for a dear friend.
Her once spectacular gardens had gotten a wee bit out of control due to health issues, so needed some TLC.
We recut the edges......exposed the wonderful rock wall again, weeded, pulled back some overly enthusiastic perennials, reset pathways cut down for winter and mulched.
Next season this garden will be glorious again!
A spectacular terraced Hill Garden, with stream & pond, that had become over run with weeds.
We instantly realized what a glorious space tis would be with some TLC.
After cleaning it out and resetting rocks, many natives were planted, with dramatic effect!
Another property with big beautiful gardens that we maintain, (Most plantings are native).
Always such a pleasure to work here, with birds and pollinators everywhere!
Same property, 5th and final area renovated.
After removing the ditch lilies and reworking the soil....up-cycling some big slate pieces we'd found and creating a clean pathway to their storage area, we planted some big beautiful native grasses and nectar rich part shade perennials to continue supporting their new Ruby-throated Hummingbird visitors.
This is another Saratoga home that we've been visiting for a couple of years.....Moving into their back yard now.
We LOVE working here as the homeowner is just simply.....a joy! She always works cheerily right along side us and is like having a 3rd crew member!
We were asked to create a native sun garden around the patio they were expanding on, with heavy emphasis on butterfly & hummingbird plants (nectar).
Second areas we renovated at this property.
After we removed the ditch lilies and weeds, lots of lush native woodlanders were planted with clusters of mossy stone for natural feel of the woods.
This was a beautifully designed (by the homeowner) Formal Herb Garden,
in need of some reorganization.
Being a Beekeeper, He also wanted to add some native plants that would be pollinator favorites.
We worked together to produce this final effect.
(We love when our customers work with us!)
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