Yesterday I showed the planting of the Japanese red maple tree (Emperor) that started the idea for another pocket garden to the left side of the garage. Today some photos of how it starts to come together. I start first with the shape for the garden space. When planning either a new area or an expansion of another, you often have to take in consideration what is already in that space…..eg. existing trees, amount of light, people traffic, views from various sight lines, etc. When I pull into my driveway and then turn to face the front of the garage, I can see directly the maple tree, so this new garden space became a curved one at a right angle to the driveway rather than a straight line one running parallel to the driveway and visible basically only if you drove out that way. So here we go.
Before I reveal how this looks finished up, tomorrow I will first show you the “expansion” of the neighboring garden…..the raised box in front of the tree shown in the first photo above. I need to do that because they both relate to one another and it will help you see how and why we envisioned the creation of the area by the new red maple. Plus, most of the garden photos of the finished maple tree area show the expanded box garden, and then there would be no surprises! Hope you will come back tomorrow and thanks for reading today! Laters, charisse