Showhouse Season V, Issue 6, In Real Life
Yesterday morning was dedicated to show house business. Frank Scheppe, my contractor extraordinaire, and I were at a local wholesale nursery soon after it opened to choose two Styrax japonica for the garden. After they were loaded we delivered them to the show house site.
image via Ambleside Gardens, Hillsborough, NJ
With one week to go, Sheep’s Run
was a flurry of activity, mud, and mayhem. There were delivery trucks stuck in the mud, people trying to get plants and accessories into spaces that are rapidly being cut off by the spaces adjacent them, and a general feeling of rapid fire problem solving.
All of the gardens are formal. A full trailer of boxwood was delivered last week and ours was included with that. The stonework for the paths & patios was finished earlier this week. We were able to use some bluestone that was leftover from the home’s original terrace that is also one of the adjacent spaces.
Peagravel, granite cube edging & bluestone walkways and patio
The goal for yesterday was to layout the big plants and mark off the area that will be filled with groundcover. I also had to decide on what annuals we’re using for the parterres and containers. More on that next time…
Defining the four quadrants
The arcs and angles w/space left open for containers