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Nick Esthus' first blog - New water garden design

Hello everybody,

This is my first blog post ever with more to come!!

I am the horticulturist who cares over the Japanese garden, Japanese Maple Grove and the now-under-construction Nature Photography garden. But like any good gardener, I must wear many different hats. That is why I am writing on the new design for the Water Garden located in our visitors center.

Although simple, the design is harmonious with the small space that encompasses it. It will feature humble yet precise plantings of Raphiolepsis indica 'Olivia' (Indian Hawthorn), Acer palmatum 'Ryusen' (Ryusen Japanese Maple) and many seasonal bulbs amongst the already established Ilex vomitoria (Yaupon Holly), Acer palmatum (Japanese Maple) and masses of Ophiopogon japonicus (Monkey Grass). The garden is tied together through the meticulous placement of boulders with small raked beach pebbles to create a karesansui (Zen garden).

We mocked up the design for our donor today, but alas your author was negligent and forgot to take a picture. I will photograph the during and after stages of the project.

So long for now.

Posted by nick esthus at 2:16 PM


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