Guest Favorites Garden Spring 2015 Update

We’ve progressed quite a bit with the Guest Favorites Garden since we last updated you in August of 2014. As many of our blog readers know, we created a new garden space (Innkeeper Brigette just can’t stop), dedicated to plants/flowers that our guests love.

Leafy plants and white flowers with a sign that says Guest Favorites Garden

Guest Favorites Garden at the Inn on Mill Creek B&B

So far this spring, we’ve planted coneflowers and flashy green barberry bushes for the sunny section, and hosta plants, pachysandra, and lobelia for the shady section. Our little quince bush continues to grow, and the young azaleas bloomed in April, much to everyone’s delight. So we’re well on our way, moving toward summer and working on hardscaping.

One major transformation has been the design and installation of our green stream, which is a dry creek bed made of pebbles that starts at the high, shady end of the garden, meanders down through the hosta plants and then curves over toward the barberry bushes and butterfly bush in the middle section.

Man constructing new garden laying stream track with leafy plants in the foreground

Innkeeper Dave installs the dry creek bed

Framework in a garden

Dry creek bed frame

Garden with gravel and frame forming a dry stream through the middle

Dry creek bed filled in with pebbles

Our plan to have grasses with a flowing habit that look like waves cascading down is currently in the reassessment phase…we may have to do some replacement planting this year. But really, that’s the fun of starting a garden — seeing what does well and finding out what can be improved. It keeps us always thinking of new ways to get creative in our garden spaces.

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