Monday, September 5, 2016

It's done! (?)

I have been hearing from a few of you that I have been remiss in updating you all on the progress of the garden. Looking at the date and subject of my last post, that certainly seems to be the case. Plenty of stories I could tell about what to do and what not to do, what went right and what went wrong, and a million other things. Maybe at some point I will fill you in. But for now here are some pictures of what is an almost complete project. There is still a very short punch list, but it is done enough that it actually feels done. And with the glorious weather this long holiday weekend we have really been enjoying it.

Most of the perennials got planted midsummer just as the real heat was settling in so many didn't survive and the ones that did look a little worse for wear. It will be nice to see everything come up next spring.

The outdoor furniture is the Palissade line from Hay purchased through MOMA. They were designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.

We also have water lilies that are white with a hint of pink, pink, and kind of a deep pink. They are only open from morning until about three in the afternoon and the blooms only last a day. With so little else blooming right now, it's quite fun to look each morning to see what colors are open.