From the overview Richard notices the lawn area, so they take a closer look. They have functions here that range in size from 25 to 150 people. They have weddings here, his son was baptized here, it's a place where people can
gather in the garden and enjoy it. It's a wonderful area, very open but at the same time, it feels intimate. People feel comfortable here. To Richard it feels like a center part of the garden, from here they can relate to the
rest of the garden. Gardeners are always thinking about creating functional, useful attractive spaces and this is the right way to do that. It's a simple, open, uncluttered area with some partial enclosures and a borrowed view.
It is a beautiful, functional space. This is a concept that would work in many of our yards.
Spring ephemerals are some of the first plants to flower in the early spring long before most trees leaf out. They tend not to like the heat and will quickly disappear if temperatures get above 80 degrees. Spring ephemerals leaf out, bloom, go to seed, spread themselves about and then enter dormancy; they don't really die. All this happens in a two-month period, making them some of the most efficient of the flowering plants. That is what makes these plants so very special.
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