When the present owners purchased their house on 2 1/2 acres of formerly farmed land, there were essentially no trees, shrubs, flower beds, or plantings. Transplants from a different garden were brought in and several foundation gardens were made at the rear of the house. The owners wished to have year-round interest and made a rule of not watering a plant after the first season of growth. The plants, trees, and shurbs had to survive on their own. By digging a proper bed, amended heavily with composted organic mater, the survival rate was close to 95%. Plants were mulched, and the perennial beds were planted tightly to prevent weeds. The meadow is mowed twice a year. Wildflowers, milkweed, and aesclepias are encouraged. A mowed winding path leads through the meadow to a bench.
Person(s) and/or organizations associated with the garden include(s): John Galli (builder and former owner, 1993-1995).