Late Fall.  Granite steps and post came from our yard. Railing by nearby Battle Hill Forge - we copied from Milton Church in Litchfield.

Falls Village Garden Jobs

1853 Mass. frame with 1930s Conn. Valley tobacco barn oak siding. Our thick veneer stone & stairway
Black locust. A newly uncovered Dutchman's Pipe vine is being trained up at the former home of Boughton Cobb, a noted author of a book on Ferns, still in print after 40 years.
Luther Burbank's 'Pineapple' Quince in foreground is now a bearing tree and the left sidehas become an enclosed blueberry cage.
Graduated honestone walk from about 3 feet in diameter down to 10 inches, with a half well-cover at each end. The gate at this end was made from 50 year old locust fenceposts, some studded with old staples, with a curved top to match the well-cover step. Straw area to right is a fairly exuberant vegetable garden: one year it provided enough pumpkins to furnish a sidewalk stand on upper Broadway in Manhattan.
Espalier pear is a Buerre d'Anjou. Geraniums and Hellebores came from Roberta & Tom at Falls Village Flower Farm; peonies, both lactiflora & tree, came from Kasha & David Furman at Cricket Hill. 2005? Mullein here and nearby, later nicotiana sylvestris volunteer often.
Side by side raspberry/blackberry and vegetable gardens with posts of cedar from the property, and local locust. Walls and step ways are rustic, not fussy, and enclose hundreds of hidden hellebores.
Heart-shaped garden in foreground has changed yearly. Magnolia 'Elizabeth' at left is now very large-put in to match early squirrels'-ear leaves of surrounding century sugar maples. Small Magnolia 'Daybreak' to the right in front of stairs, has now reached into the canopy of the sugar maples and bears head-sized booms with lush fragrance. It was planted as a 8-inch graft, a gift from us, gotten from Broken Arrow and Dick Jaynes.
Historical photo, 5-6 years old. The one thing that's constant is change.
Patio is Goshen stone in the shape of a flower three petals with a two piece center, creeping thyme grows in stone dust used to set the stone.
Stone wall is recycled 1805 limestone foundation from nearby town. Lavender (munstead) grows happily on top due to sharp drainage.
Stone Retaining Wall