Today, I want to share with you a twenty year labor of love that transformed the foundation of old barn into a beautiful walled garden.
A vegetable garden, two ponds and perennial beds filled with daylilies, phlox, hosta and clematis surround this century home and working farm.
We are going to head quickly through the perennial garden at the side of the house
and focus on area around the walled garden and new barn.
On the shady exterior of the farm's original barn the plantings include a mix of hosta, maroon colored Heuchera, Lady's Mantle and white flowering Giant Fleece Flower, 'Persicaria polymorha'.
Inside the crumbling foundation there is full sun. Clematis and other green vines cover the walls. Flowers like orange California Poppies, Lavender and Cosmos thrive in the well-drained, gravelly soil.
Here is a basic layout of the walled garden:
Looking towards 'A' on the garden plan.
Looking towards 'B'.
Here we are looking at a wall coved in Virginia Creeper, Parthenocissus quinquefolia
which is 'D' on the plan drawing.
A central pathway and vine covered arbor lead provide the main entrance
in and out of the walled garden.
It is amazing what a little creativity and a lot of hard work can do.