Not only did the front yard need a revamp but so did the back – After clearing out the masses of weeds and overgrown plants my gardener and I decided which plants and shrubs to keep and then I became plant obsessed and made several trips to Nurseries and my very favorite plant shop at the New York Botanical Garden! Besides having one of the nicest museum shops around their plant selections for purchase are great! I also love how you can look at the Botanical Gardens displays of plants and flowers and then find many of those same offerings for sale in the plant shop. The plants are large and healthy and I stocked up on perennials!
I have been having a great time layering color and texture in the garden while trying to maintain a constant bloom in the garden. Not an easy feat! I have decided to start keeping a plant/ garden journal with photos and ideas of plants to add over time to fill in the gaps.