Dianne Ferris obviously taught her sons to love gardens. The first garden I showed on this Sunday tour was that of her son Kent. Today I will show you her garden and that of her son Lincoln.
Dianne's garden is notable for its huge old trees. This is a landscape of age and veneration. Of course, as with any true gardener, Dianne is always adding and subtracting and making changes. No garden is static, and even magnificent old trees sometimes fail. In this case, Dianne coped with the loss of a huge old cedar tree.
Dianne manages to garden on a steep hillside on part of her lot.
Working your way down the path is an adventure, and leads to some lovely close ups.
Lincoln and Margaret Ferris have done a lot of work around their 1940's house to modernize and make it work for kids, who then grew up, and now to indulge their own whims.
The first thing I noticed was this gladiola. Blooming already?
The front garden path leads into the deep shade of an acer palmatum.
In the back of the house a lovely deck overlooks the lower back yard.
A cool glass fountain.
The shrub border adds a lot of foliage color and texture around the sport court. No longer a place for two young boys to play, it now holds two big pots instead. I suspect more will follow.