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Wetland restoration
       
     
Wetland details
       
     
All in time
       
     
Grist mill
       
     
Blast site
       
     
Entrance
       
     
Front yard
       
     
Woodland edge
       
     
Plantings near the tobacco barn
       
     
Something borrowed
       
     
Garden edge
       
     
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Wetland restoration
       
     
Wetland restoration

Native plants begin to reclaim a wetland edge.

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Wetland restoration

The soil conditions and static water level are established. Then trees and smaller plantings provide structure while allowing many other plants to voluntarily fill in the wetland.

Wetland details
       
     
Wetland details

Coined "Shangri-la" by the client, a path works its way around this private landscape. Along the journey there are a variety of experiences exaggerated by the type of plantings.

All in time
       
     
All in time

A sugarbush planted from seedlings takes root, and understory plants seed themselves in.

Grist mill
       
     
Grist mill

Plants are added on either side of the river increasing privacy, cooling the water, and exaggerating the lush, relaxed, landscape. As the Town of Chester owns the land on the far side of the river, this planting was an enjoyable public/private partnership.
 

Blast site
       
     
Blast site

In order to build the foundation for this house, the site had to be blasted. The trees you see in front of the house were planted in pockets dug into the broken ledge.

Entrance
       
     
Entrance

In this area where there had been nothing, trees and perennials work to create a syleized woodland.

Front yard
       
     
Front yard

Helping to reconnect the new home with the woodland beyond, trees and plantings fill what was an empty space.

Woodland edge
       
     
Woodland edge

After this driveway was moved and raised, trees help to reconstruct the woodland beyond.

Plantings near the tobacco barn
       
     
Plantings near the tobacco barn

Working to reconstruct a stylized version of the native woodland, plantings begin to encroach on this new construction.

Something borrowed
       
     
Something borrowed

The birches existed before the garden space was built. The perennials work to draw the trees in the distance, into the garden.

Garden edge
       
     
Garden edge

With the right choice of plants, the garden extends out into the distance.

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