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Pond Garden


This yard in the Piedmont is in deep shade from many mature trees. Rather than heavy clay, the soil is sandy, found sometimes in the Southern regions of the Piedmont. The gardens have been under construction for about 15 years with many attempts to find plants, both perennial and annual, to grow in the deep shade. The owner has woven a series of garden rooms with many varieties of color and texture. Recently, a very large tree was removed, opening some of the areas to greater time in the sun.

A stream flows naturally through the rear of this property and has been diverted to create a stone pond. This requires annual inspection and sometimes repair, but is worth the work according to the owner. Surrounded with annuals as well as perennials and water lilies; and with hardscape and statues for relief, this is a quaint and restful area to rest after a day of gardening.