The area around a building is the very place that says "Welcome" to the visitor or "Relax, you're home" to the occupant. Foundation areas also contribute to that important but elusive quality, "curb appeal."
Yet foundations gardens are often plagued by stressed-out shrubs and struggling perennials, on the one hand, to overgrown plantings that are out of control. Driveways, pathways, sidewalks, building materials, soil problems, stormwater runoff, de-icers, building shadows, neighborhood factors, and foot traffic all play a part in the difficulties.
In this talk, we explore some fresh ways to think about buildings and their relationships to the land. We arrive at some surprising new perspectives on this highly visible part of the home and community landscape.
This talk also includes an extensive resource list and a discussion of deer-resistant plants and ground covers.
Sponsored by the Tolland Garden Club. Snow date: January 13.
Location: Tolland Agricultural Center.