Garden Landscape Layout for around Our Greenhouse Shed (not to scale)
When planning out a landscape project like this the first thing I do is factor in what is already there. In this case the tree line in the upper right, the wild cherry trees on the left, the maple tree in the lower left and the willow on the right were planted before the greenhouse was started. In fact the beds on the bottom were begun before the greenhouse too. The right perennial bed doesn't go very far yet but will be expanded over time. The two 'Shenandoah' switch grasses and crape myrtles were planted in 2009. The crape myrtles were from cuttings.
The bridge is on my project list for this year and I hope to use only reclaimed or recycled wood to construct it. I'd like it to resemble a Japanese footbridge but it all depends on the materials I have on hand. The shade bed on the top of the garden layout right now is just a large mound of dirt left over from the excavation underneath the greenhouse. Some of the dirt will go to fill a raised bed in the vegetable garden.
Stepping stones will create a shortcut to the greenhouse front landing which will be made from a few 4"x6"s left over from greenhouse construction and decorative gravel.
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