Townhouse Garden

This garden was overgrown with Liriope and common daylilies, jumbled among a very nice Japanese painted fern. The garden edging was laid in an awkward curve, and garden stones had washed away. The privacy hedge had one dead bush, allowing a view into the dining room.

Before – Closeup
Before

 

.To revitalize this garden, the daylilies were discarded, and the liriope was thinned. Soil amendments of gypsum and compost were added to the heavy Virginia clay and the edging was revised. The deads shrub was replaced and a trellis and Clematis were added for visual interest against the brick wall. Astible, hardy begonia, and other shade tolerant plants added texture to the fern and the small amount of liriope that was retained.

Clematis on Wall

After - new plantings