|View from South Deck|
When we sell our home, we leave the garden behind, but we will take our gardening ideas to our next location and will design and experiment in a new context. We have several principles that we use in our garden that will no doubt apply to the next:
- The fun never stops;
- Our legs and back always ache and we are on our knees a lot; and
- If you water the lawn very heavily, it will rain.
We practically have no lawn on our property. What lawn that we do have is set on a terrace and is surrounded by flowers and bushes that mingle and match in their own ways. As the years have moved along it has become quite unpredictable what flowers we will find in the spring that have settled into our lawn.
|Our North Deck in Summer|
The north deck overlooks the small lawn and peers out into the terraced garden. The deck is low and faces the Palisades. We have spent many a summer dining out here on this deck with the children.
|North Deck in Spring|
|South Deck in Winter|
The south deck overlooks the Palisades and the Hudson River and sits much higher.
|South Deck in Summer|
Our garden is sloped and terraced.
There are stairs to help us get from one level to the other.
The garden shifts from tame to wild as it heads toward the woods.
We get an interesting perspective on our garden from our attic window.
In the autumn, the Palisades are in full view from the North Deck, as is the Hudson River, from the South Deck.
THere is a patch of flowers left as a gift for me in the middle of the lawn by my son when he went to college.
He mowed around them and said to me, "Here Mom, a present, something to remember me by." Fifteen years later, in the spring, they are still popping up in the center of the lawn.
It makes me smile.