With the heat and drought this Summer I haven't spent much tme in the garden except for basic maintenance The garden still looks pretty good despite the lack of attention. Last Saturday I took a ride over to neighboring Vermont to see one of the finest private gardens around. The home of garden writers and designers Joe Eck and Wayne Winterwrrowd, North Hill is a spectacular garden carved out of New England forest over the last 30 years. A blend of formal and informal this garden is not only well designed but also contains a wonderful collection of many rare plants. I have been visiting this garden every year for the past twenty years and never tire of it. The garden sits on a south facing slope and incudes a rock garden, many shade gardens a number of garden rooms and an amazing vegatable garden. What I really like about this garden is the little details such as the carefully placed pots around the garden and the standards on the small terace. There is a water feature tucked along a path in one of the shade gardens. Every detail is well thought out in this wonderful garden.
I am a garden designer and plant collector living in upstate New York with my wife Kathy. Last year we gave up a twenty year garden and moved to be close to our Grandson. We are starting a new adventure and new gardens. My specialty is shade plants.