Fall Highlights

Fall blooming Japanese Anemone 

Fall blooming Japanese Anemone 

Even though we have mentally been in winter mode this month gearing up for the holiday season, today is the last astrolonimical day of Fall.   Tomorrow's solstice kicks off the official start of winter as the day with the fewest hours of sunlight for the year.  For me, this is a happy seasonal milestone because it means we can now start looking forward to the days getting longer and longer again, and more time to play outside.    

While we had underwhelming Fall foliage for this area, we did get to have an extended warm period....a summer encore full of blooms, flora and fauna with days mild enough to sit out on a patio or by a fire pit.   Then, in true New England fashion, just as we started getting comfortable without jackets, we suddenly shifted right into snow.

Here are some Fall images of current projects.  Stay tuned for more updates as these landscapes continue to be developed.

With shorter days and warmer weather, we use our lights more and more

With shorter days and warmer weather, we use our lights more and more

New patios for dining & fire pit, path, lawn, shade trees, with new and existing plants combined together

New patios for dining & fire pit, path, lawn, shade trees, with new and existing plants combined together

Colorful container flowers

Colorful container flowers

New stone sitting walls separate the new patio from the play lawn.  Stone from the site was saved and re-used to echo the old walls on the property. 

New stone sitting walls separate the new patio from the play lawn.  Stone from the site was saved and re-used to echo the old walls on the property. 

Renovated 18th Century farmhouse with a reconfigured driveway approach and front entry to home

Renovated 18th Century farmhouse with a reconfigured driveway approach and front entry to home

Front entry at the end of the day

Front entry at the end of the day

Night view of trees

Night view of trees

Last planting for 2017 during our first snow....over 500 linear feet of evergreen screening trees.  So much fun to play in the snow that day!

Last planting for 2017 during our first snow....over 500 linear feet of evergreen screening trees.  So much fun to play in the snow that day!