After building a home at the coast a decade ago and learning to garden in sand my husband and I decided to move closer to our kids and grandkids. We purchased a home on 1 acre along the river a year ago and will start all over again from scratch! (We gardeners love a challenge!) We started in the backyard with a poorly managed lawn and nothing else....so watch our progress! We have a 50' setback from the riverbank and have a view from our master balcony. We did hire a landscape designer to help us and had a contractor do the flagstone and the large trees. We plan to do the small plantings ourselves.
8 of 15: planted cedrus deodara, oakleaf hydrangea, daylilies, abies concolor, acer circinatum, viburnum and sword ferns in keeping with the woodlands design
9 of 15: in this raised bed we have some laurel, daylilies and will plant some creeping juniper on the ends to drape over the rock wall
11 of 15: japanese maple, daylilies, pieris japonica and sword ferns. We plan on building a shop on the other side of this bed where the gravel currently is.