A Continuing Evolution!
Our perennial and shrub gardens are very much park-like, with many rooms, a patio with shady seating, and waterfalls into long streams where tadpoles are raised. Fish reside year-round in the ponds, and many colorful songbirds make their nests in the mature spruce and pine on the property. They use the streams for their baths and water source, as do the bees.
Tricia’s landscaping design over the years included moving trees, shrubs, soil and adding large landscape rocks to create many “outdoor rooms” with water features, archways and expanses of lawns under shade trees. There are shady forested areas, with seating to relax while watching the fish in the pond.
Other spaces are open, sunny lush lawns for playing bocce, and for seated lunch or dinner parties. On the meadow side facing the large vegetable gardens are horseshoe pits and grape vines.
Spending time in nature is beneficial to all of us, resulting in decreased stress, and improved mental health. Trees provide a buffer from sound pollution while filtering the air and providing shade islands in high summer. The sounds of nature are soothing, and while most of us are aware of the calming effects of running water, the sound of wind through tall grass and leaves of deciduous trees create subtle tones that help us recover from stress. An afternoon in Naturescapes Gardens with friends will leave you feeling rejuvenated and happier.