oakleaf hydrangea, happy I think
A draft of my landscape plan is due to my architect tomorrow.
Sitting in front of me is a survey map of my place, with a crazy, plant-obsessed plan scribbled on it. A formal garden in the front right corner (an oval surrounded by live oaks and camellias and hydrangeas and dogwoods and...), a shady front left corner (with bald cypresses, a large southern magnolia, a river birch and lots of shade plants), a working-woman's side left garden ( lots of sun and beds for vegetables and berries and cut flowers and herbs and figs and...), a rear garden with a split personality (part bamboo-garden and part orchard), and a right rear garden with native azaleas and sweetbay and yellow anise and...oh, there's along list of what also could go back there. And all of these gardens - the left, the right, the rear - connected by a perennial/mixed-perennial border.
Yes, I'll have to quit my job, forgo all other responsibilities - to even possible do this - but deep down I'm thinking in my deranged brain that...hey, it's possible, sure, I can do it. And...I think I can. Most of the plants exist already - there's just alot of work to be done.
And regarding LEED and what they care about: at least 60% of the acre will NOT be turfgrass.
Woodlanders (Aiken, SC)