Master Gardeners Article
13 Mar, 2019
Creating Your Very Own Oasis of Beauty and Tranquility
A wonderful article, published by The Master Gardeners of Pennsylvania, written by Marann H. Jones.
This is a detailed horticulture article that informs about a couple with a vision to transform the hill side in their back garden, into a beautiful oasis. With careful planning and a detailed selection of plants, Jones was able to draft a plan that clearly showed the beautiful landscape. It can be hard at times to re-imagine an area that one is already familiar with. Thankfully in the case of this couple, re-imagining that pleasant little hillside was made easy and enjoyable.
Let me paint a picture for you of this creation. The garden is reached by walking up rugged slate steps which blend naturally into the surrounding landscape. At the top of the hill we've created a soft black mulch walk, edged with warm brownish-coloured brick pavers. There you will find an inviting vintage seat where one can sit at the very crown of the hill with a cup of tea in the morning and lemonade in the cool of the evening – to enjoy not only their view of the hills but their very own place of beauty.
To read the full article, or to read other articles by Marann H. Jones, please visit: http://www.emmitsburg.net/gardens/articles/adams/2018/oasis_creation.htm