Village Charm 2: After
A couple of years after planting, the property’s remarkable lack of privacy is finessed by bountiful ornamental plantings. The front garden would strike passersby as an unstintingly generous public display—which it is. But it also ensures deep privacy for the screened porch. Similarly intense ornamental plantings were needed property-wide to create an inviting rear garden from what, otherwise, is a large open space peered into by seven (!) abutters.
- The front garden continues at this side of the property, to the property line just out of view at the right, and back to the screened porch. The property's remarkable lack of privacy is addressed here by a very happy evergreen Southern magnolia backed by (at the client's request) a Korean dogwood. The screen porch is finally an intimate place to sit without having to wave to each strolling neighbor.