As promised, or threatened depending on how you look at it, I’m going to write a series of posts about the beautiful gardens and grounds surrounding our new timber frame carriage house.
Please allow me to give you a little background history about our home site. The property belonged to my husband when we met so as it came time to build our new home, we were very fortunate to already have the land. However, and for me this was a big however, the site was a totally wooded and marsh-ridden 5 acre lot. Its one saving grace was a beautiful stream that meandered through the property.
The pictures you see here can not do the site justice, either in the beginning when I believed my husband to be out of his mind for wanting to build here (as I crawled through the underbrush in my knee-high boots, up to my ankles in swamp muck) or the astounding look of the site as it exists today. It’s more spectacular than these photos can show.
NOTE: the three marshes remain totally in tact; one has even been incorporated into our gardens. As I write this, it has just rained and the birds, frogs and squirrels are having a field day!
I hope you enjoy the pictures of our gardens as much as we love living among them. Today’s post focuses on our largest garden, the Zen garden designed and implemented by Terri Wilcox Garden Design in Wilmot, NH.