Xanadu — Built & Just Planted
A year of construction yielded the densely-arrayed layout of activity areas, specific gardens, connecting pathways, privacy plantings, & buildings. Only as they are realized could planting even begin—and only after many years to come, would those plantings come into the desired scale with the layout realized so long ago.
As the planting maturation unfolds, perennials, shrubbery, & groundcovers reach their peaks first. Orchard & ornamental trees are next. Specimen & shade trees can take decades. Fortunately, the couple was “young”—in their mid-Fifties during project development & installation—and intend to be in residence for decades to come. Experiencing the maturity in real time is part of their ongoing satisfaction.