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Mountain Ridge Top Garden - East Lawn and Lower Drive Border

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The Mountain Ridge Top Garden East Lawn and Lower Drive Border is found in the mountainous region of Buncombe County NC.   

 

Photo Descriptions:

#1 This picture is taken from the ridgetop path in the North woods looking South across the East lawn. Those are two mature white oak trunks in the foreground. The dark green border (below the lawn) is Sargent's juniper. The small tree or large shrub on the edge is a crepe myrtle. Between the white oaks' trunks is a Rivers European Beech and behind that another large mature white oak. A large Nelly R. Stevens holly is visible off the dining room deck in the background.

#2 This shrub border lies on the North side of the drive where it turns to approach the house, between the North woods and the East lawn, part of what we are including in the "East Lawn and Border". The confer in the center is a Dwarf Alberta Spruce. To the right of the Dwarf Alberta Spruce in the foreground is a Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Spirited'. In the left foreground a Picea abies 'Pumila' (Pumila Norway Spruce). To the right of the Dwarf Alberta Spruce in the background is a Covey redbud, Blue Star juniper, and Crimson Pygmy Barberry. The red shrub in the left background is a Firepower Nandina with a Pieris in front of it.

#3 Similar viewpoint from #2 above. The Dwarf Alberta Spruce is on the right edge, The Covey redbud is behind the spruce and just right of center. The Firepower Nandina (red) is in the lower right and behind it a Picea abies 'Nidiformis', and Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Lutea' (yellow tipped). Tree in the upper left is a native black cherry.

#4 This picture is taken from near the base of the driveway showing the border of Juniperus chinensis 'Sargentii' (Sargent's juniper) in the foreground. Near the left and right edges, above the juniper are two Crimson Pygmy Barberry. Between the barberries are Taxus cuspidata 'Monloo' (Emerald Spreader® Japanese Yew). To the left and above the barberry on the left is a Picea pungens 'Montgomery'. In the background is Araucaria araucana (Monkey Puzzle Tree, Chilean Pine ) surrounded by three Kousa dogwoods.

#5 This view is to the base of the drive across the East lawn with a low shrub border of Taxus cuspidata 'Monloo' (Emerald Spreader® Japanese Yew), next to the lawn with some of the Juniperus chinensis 'Sargentii' (Sargent's juniper) behind and above the yews adjacent to the drive.

#6 This snow-covered scene shows the view up the drive from the street. Center foreground is an Ilex cornuta 'Carissa' and behind it (just right of the mailbox is a Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea. Above the mailbox and retaining wall are Juniperus chinensis 'Sargentii' (Sargent's juniper). Five Taxus cuspidata 'Monloo' (Emerald Spreader® Japanese Yew) are above the middle of the juniper border with a Picea pungens 'Fat Albert' in the upper right below the mature oaks.

#7 This picture is looking down the drive in the opposite direction of #6. The Juniperus chinensis 'Sargentii' (Sargent's juniper) line the drive on the right with Ilex cornuta 'Carissa' and  Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea near the mailbox, Two other Ilex cornuta 'Carissa' on the left edge.

#8 This shrub border along the drive as you approach the curve that takes you up the hill toward the house, shows three different Chamaecyparis obtusa cultivars. In the foreground is Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Snowkist' (White Tip Dwarf Hinoki False Cypress), behind it on the right edge is Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Kosteri' (Koster's Dwarf Hinoki False Cypress), and in the back,  Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Lutea'. A mugo pine and Firepower Nandina (red) also visible.

#9 This view, similar to #6 above, shows the view up the drive from the street with Juniperus chinensis 'Sargentii' (Sargent's juniper) above the retaining wall. The ground cover below the drive on the steep bank is English ivy. A pink dogwood and Fat Albert spruce are in the upper left, with lots of mature oaks in the background and a Black gum on the right edge.

#10 This picture is taken from near the bottom of the drive looking across the border of Juniperus chinensis 'Sargentii' (Sargent's juniper)  with a group of Crimson Pygmy Barberry and the Picea pungens 'Montgomery' on the left edge. The Araucaria araucana (Monkey Puzzle Tree, Chilean Pine ) is left of center at the top, and Edgeworthia chrysantha is in the upper right.

#11 This picture is taken from about the same place as #10 above. The view shows the border of Juniperus chinensis 'Sargentii' (Sargent's juniper) with a Crimson Pygmy Barberry on the left, Taxus cuspidata 'Monloo' (Emerald Spreader® Japanese Yew) on the right above a Firepower Nandina (red) with the Edgeworthia chrysantha near the center at the top and on the right at the top a group of Ilex crenata 'Green Luster' below the windows.