Why I Love What I Do — 2
When a client shows me a disaster area in their garden, and asks for it to be made nice, I am happy. When I am able to make that improvement in a short time, I am thrilled.
In 2013, the client garden above was a total mess after some of the public utilities companies came along and damaged the Blue Spruce, along with some of the evergreen shrubs. She asked me for something “pretty” to camouflage this messy area.
We got started, myself along with one of my trusty student helpers, and first removed two of the root-damaged evergreen shrubs, leaving a clear space.
Our priority was to make the front entrance look good.
This has been an awesome project to work on because the client has given me free rein in decisions regarding plants.
I make a lot of use of annuals in large planter pots and keep a look out for deals on perennials. I make sure that we get things that will provide colour for most seasons.
The client has been very open to suggestions to increase the coverage of the watering system, and we have added drip watering systems to the various large vegetable pots at the other side of the house.
This garden is an ever-evolving project and probably one of the most labour intense ones that I have, but I love it.