Another garden project was to plant our front garden. It used to have a tall hemlock tree, but it died and had to be cut down several years ago — some large rounds of that remain at the back of the garden. We had a grand plan to add a stream and such, so left it empty for years awaiting that, but we finally decided to not bother with that, and do a simpler design.
Here’s the garden cart with the green Japanese maple tree, barberry, nandina, and Japanese forest grass, plus the empty garden:
We planted the Japanese maple tree in the center of the garden, then laid out the other plants around it:
While Jenn did the planting, I installed irrigation pipes and emitters. Here’s the result:
Manual water timer:
Another angle, showing an overview of the finished plants and irrigation; the pipes will eventually be hidden under bark:
A closer look; irrigation for the green Japanese maple:
Wide-angle irrigation for three triangles of Japanese forest grass:
Individual irrigation for barberry and nandina plants:
The view from my office window upstairs:
Much nicer than the empty garden!
We might add a few more plants to fill in some holes. And as mentioned, later we’ll add a layer of bark to give it a finishing touch.