It’s been getting a little bit shady here at the inn. Shady in the yard that is. We had several of the maples and oaks in the front yard ‘limbed up’ a bit in order to bring in some extra sun to help the lawn renew. You have probably heard us tell about the granite boulder in the basement. The whole front yard is on a granite ledge. The topsoil eventually filters away if the grass roots don’t hold onto it. That’s what’s happened over the past few years. We ended up growing a lot more moss than grass! (We do not like using chemical fertilizers and have taken a ‘live and let live’ attitude toward the yard.)
You can see from the photo that it’s not only the grass that’s getting a bit more sun – you can now see the house quite clearly! Sitting on the porch now allows you a better view of the comings and goings along Main St.
We also removed the evergreen that was growing outside the Chart and Fogg room windows. For anyone new to ‘Stephen King Land’ the sound of the branches scraping on the siding in a storm was a bit too creepy! I’ve started a hosta garden there now. I do have my eye on a PeeGee Hydrangea for the corner. We had an enormous one in Vermont and it was gorgeous in the fall.
Come on up and take a look at the new plantings and the soon-to-be greener grass.