Winter interest for your landscape
The beautiful foliage displays of fall can make winter season feel like a bit of a letdown. Winter does not need to be a boring time in the garden. The changing season gives you a chance to enjoy the details in your landscape that you otherwise might miss – the shape and color of a shrub, the delicate variegation on an evergreen, or birds darting around newly defoliated branches.
If your landscape has got the winter “blahs”, just a little attention in one of these areas can bring plenty of interest to this coldest season.
Siebenthaler Staff Favorite
Sara from Beavercreek Store
by Alex Whipp
The top priority was to provide access around the house. Challenges included the steep slope and the location of the property line. Construction of a wall close to the property line would create a level area that allows access in addition to plants that will soften the flat plane of the house rising upward. In choosing material, we decided on natural limestone outcroppings rather than manufactured block due to scale, aesthetics, and local materials (a smaller limestone wall is a few houses away). A surveyor was hired to locate the property line and local municipalities were contacted to assess viability.