Monday, May 6, 2013

Framed Views & Historic Hedge

Every home should have numerous framed views.

This historic hedge, rare in USA, has a Friendship Gate pruned into it between neighbors.

They had dinner & shared champagne last nite celebrating Cinco de Mayo.
What makes a historic hedge, aside from age?  A mix of plants: pass along plants, bird seeded plants, wind seeded plants, no invasive plants, tiered layers, something coming into bloom throughout the year.  If next to meadow, historic hedges are maximum pollinator habitat.  No watering, no chemicals, no fertilizer, hi density, low density, poof-viola, maximum pollinator habitat.
Garden & Be Well,       XO Tara
Pics taken yesterday.


Lori Buff said...

And it's a great walkway to go visit your neighbors.

Victoria said...

two things Tara first I come by often
but do not comment much here. I do
enjoy your banter even though sometimes your innuendo escapes my
ability to comprehend. I really
want to come to the hydrangea festival this year have you posted
info on it this year? I guess that was two things so one more.
Adored your comment on Maria's blog
today - you are a wise woman. And I
think you are fortunate to have the
relationship with Suzanne Hudson you do. What is better than one mega talent of course two. This
makes up for all the comments I
do not leave.

French said...

Champagne for cinco de Mayo, now that's mind kind of neighbor! Thought of you as I wrote today's post and wonder if you know these watering cans.

David Cristiani said...

True, hadn't thought of hedges (or other larger plant masses doing that), but it makes a difference. The framed views are also amazing...since my huge prickly pear died, it's a great view when I pull out of my driveway, but the surprise view there into my courtyard today, is almost as nice.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Tara, it's a lovely hedge and the idea of champagne even lovelier.