New gardens and planting borders from old. Transplanting makes instant new gardens. Call this a sustainable practice or ” recycle, reuse” ! Overgrown foundation plants at the front door get a new life looking good! Plants from making space for a new addition construction avoid the compost pile. Large Rhodies and the like, and even 12′ -16′ trees can be used to create new garden areas.
This current and on-going project is making way for access from a side road for construction machines and the footprint for a new screen porch.
Catalpa Knoll Garden after the Transplanting (Phase One)
During the Transplanting and Garden Making Project
After: The existing plants are gone. The grade was higher than the base or “flare” of the Catalpa Tree. This machine lowers the grade down about 6 ” for the future sitting area here.Before: the Perimeter bed. Arborvitae’s are tied, root pruned, and ready for transplanting.
Completing the Garden
The next round of planting and transplanting occurs when we return for the Planting Phase. We’ll remake an existing front garden and use the extra plants in this one. I’ll post photos of the upcoming transition. The end result will be a special sitting garden that beckons you to cross the lawn. It’s perch will reward with a lovely view of the house gardens. Transplanted plants make a garden. Use them creatively and add a few new ones. Voila! Beautiful!