Thursday, September 8, 2016

Sparse Plantings...

We are getting very close to finishing the Duncan House project! It began in July of 2014,'s time, for sure.

Thought you might be interested in a few things in this photo. First, you can see we have begun the job of putting in 'sparse plantings'....they didn't have a lot of plants and bushes around their houses in 1858! 

Note the plants are placed away from the house, and immediately next to the house is the 'drip pad', made of gravel. This catches the rainwater as it comes off the house and lets it disperse without beating down the plants. The drip pad is composed of specific gravel of the "proper" size and color. Next to the drip pad goes the bed where the occasional bush is planted.