Less work is required if you do two things at once. As always, new gliders have to be integrated into the landscape both natural and architectural. This activity is ongoing as there is always more lawn furniture to be had. Concurrently, I am making new gardens around the new addition to our old farmhouse.
For years I used an old door native to this house but unused in the house, as a dining room table. Then that dining room turned into a bedroom for about a year. The door was shuffled out to the barn.
The other day when sitting and gliding and sensing the new garden space, it occurred to me that that door could be used as a spot of interest in the new garden, which is adjacent to our front porch. It happens to be red on one side, and I want to include lots of red in the new garden to highlight a red line which resides at the base of our front porch.
Here is the situation of the new garden. Very blank canvas. A satellite dish that will be a small pond has been put up on cinder blocks which are hidden by fallen tree trunks. Cotoneaster has been planted to the left of this image, down the side of the new addition.
The ones here are babies that were pulled from another garden. A goal for this garden is to use only stuff that has been propagated here.
In the space behind the single lawn chairs will be a pattern of dwarf nandina which gets very red in the winter, and a pyracantha that was propagated this past summer. I am amazed as it started getting new leaves this fall, and continues now. This stuff I will plant today.
Second job accomplished? With the new door in red, and the red line under the porch, we found the perfect place for Ruth’s glider, which at this point isn’t going to be changed, paintwise. Ruth and my niece gave it its happy paint job. Since we used the red side of the door on the porch side, we probably will paint the other side for the garden.