This is a new summer monthly feature for us. #gardensofprescott
So, for the month of July, just to kick things off, I've decided to start with my own garden here at Juniper Hill Cottage - in downtown Prescott.
Although this is a standard sized downtown lot, we've packed a lot into the space including meandering walks, covered porches, patios and gazebos, tons of shade, and even a completely custom built kitchen garden where I am growing over 100 different herbs, almost entirely from seed.
One of the biggest highlights that make it feel luxurious is the creation of many small garden "rooms" and extensive integration with the massive old trees we are fortunate to have (13 of them at last count) and some outstanding views.
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The garden essentially takes up the entire lot (minus a large driveway that's sort of incorporated to the space. We started from a completely overgrown disaster with zero hardscape and have totally transformed it over 10 years. While we have used a couple of contractors to do pavers and prune big trees, 95% of the work and 100% of the design is ours. Nothing you see here existed 10 years ago, except of course the huge old trees.
And honestly, while any gardener knows that your garden is never really "done", we still have a few major hardscape elements left to finish. Hopefully most of that will be completed this fall and winter, so that we can settle into the puttering part of the garden cycle.
I often share images and weekly goings-on about my garden, as a resource or just for inspiration, but today I went around and captured a view shots just for this feature to share. Check it out:
Hey there. I'm Miriam ~ and I've been doing this my whole life. It's my passion.