At almost a quarter acre (huge by Willard Beach standards!) the yard is pretty extraordinary. So maybe I shouldn't have been surprised to find a box with multiple landscape plans in the attic. Including some by the who's who of Maine landscape designers (Ted Carter for example). The previous homeowner told me she took the best of all these designs and ultimately created her own approach. And it is just beautiful!
|Photo from last fall with everything leafed out|
As spring has unfolded, I've been delighted to see the constant bloom of perennial flowers. Starting with the phlox, we had lush blossoms cascading over the stone walls.
Now the bleeding hearts are blooming.
And the irises,
and there are beautiful pink weigela blossoms next to the front door.
The side yard has bright white spirea blooms dressing up the yard.
The Viburnum are just starting to blossom - literally covered in white blooms.
The geraniums are blooming in bright little clumps throughout the yard.
I love the rock garden, nestled in next to the steps to the deck.
|Stone staircase leading from driveway to back deck|
The clematis that is draped around the mailbox is full of giant buds. I can't wait to see what color they will be!
And lets not forget the hostas and other beautiful foilage plants that dot the landscape.
But the thing that really strikes me about this? It's a beautiful lush landscape, but takes very little upkeep. I had a gardener come spend two days working around the yard, weeding and trimming things back. And that's been the only yard work so far this year. These are established plants that simply come back year after year.
|View from the deck|
What a great property for a future owner!