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Pickerel Run 2002-2006

Provenance:
Green Tree Garden Club
Physical description:
1 folder+ 22 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee
Wisconsin
Milwaukee
Pickerel Run (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Date:
2002
2002-2006
Notes:
The decorative arts and architecture from 17th century New England served as inspiration for this garden. The site for the garden was prepared in fall of 1981 and built in spring 1982. The layout of the raised geometric beds, gravel paths, and picket fence was modeled after early Colonial designs. The central beds are devoted to herbs. The outer beds hold perennial flowers, similar to those of Colonial New England. By contrast, the garden beds around the house are filled with native plants. A knot garden of green velvet boxwood, inspired by an inlay design on an early 18th century Pennsylvania chest, was added to the kitchen terrace. The beds adjacent to the knot garden, composted only of green and white white, service as a "restful haven under the shade of the the surrounding giant oak trees."
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Aimee Scott Sheets (horticulturist, 2001-?).
Summary:
The folder includes a work sheet, site plans, and narrative description.
Topic:
Gardens
Raised bed gardening
Formal gardens
Herb gardens
Woodland gardens
Local number:
WI037000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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