door, trees and columns are displayed in perfect alignment, making this space feel settled and secure. The gentle curve in the lawn repeats the eyebrow-shaped gable above the front door; together they lend a softening influence to the geometric space.
white pine trees in Maine. I have seen many gardens mulched with southern yellow pine, and I personally prefer the white pine because it is softer... The only issue is that it is tough to purchase. You almost need to have a local source. Sorry I cannot be of more help. I would do a quick search online
ferns, drainage swale of cobblestones,clump paper birch trees
shade trees. This detail creates a natural end point of the perennial garden and can be appreciated from a long distance away. Imagine how the setting would look without this modest focal point, and you'll understand how valuable it is.