This dramatic before and after began by redoing the front sidewalk. A wide curved walkway leading to the house makes visitors feel relaxed and welcome.
Using the bluestone from an old, damaged walkway and some imagination, the Victoria Gardens’ crew created a beautiful, functional walkway.
The soft, chartreuse foliage of the Japanese forrest grass, brightens up this shady front garden. And planters with annuals and sweet potato vines add an ornamental flourish to the entry way.
The entire front garden was planted with a selection of evergreen shrubs and small ornamental evergreen trees, Japanese maples, and shade perennials. All of the plants selected are extremely cold hardy to survive the Ulster County winter.
Many foundation plantings can be damaged by snow and icicles at the roof line. To prevent damage, manage drainage away from the house, and as an ornamental detail, Victoria used river stones in the front garden.
To the left of the entrance way, Victoria added a dry stream bed to deal with drainage issues and built up the garden beds, creating a lush planting winding its way down and around to the back yard.
Around the side of the house, an existing stone retaining wall was washed out and not planted. Victoria added soil, created a level grass walkway, and planted both sides of the walkway leading to the back yard.
We hope you’ve enjoyed the before and afters of this garden makeover. Hopefully you’re inspired to make your garden even more enjoyable and more beautiful!
Whether your outdoor space needs a major transformation or a minor adjustment, Victoria Gardens in Rosendale, NY can help.
After almost 30 years designing, installing and maintaining gardens in Ulster, Dutchess and Sullivan counties, Victoria and her crew have seen first-hand what plants thrive in our area.
But more specifically plants that are:
- road-salt tolerant
- deer resistant
- black walnut tolerant
Plants that thrive in:
- wet areas
- hot dry spots
- full sun
- deep shade
Call Victoria Gardens for:
- garden design
- an extreme garden make-over!
- or just some minor tweaking (the next step in your own garden’s evolution)