Boxwood and the old Chimney

BWhat do boxwood and the old chimney have in common? Well, they’re both featured in my new front-entry boxwood garden. We saved the stones from the old, non-working fireplace and used them to edge the new boxwood garden.

The original plan was to mass plant boxwood Belgian style–but we loved the moss under the cherry tree so much that we decided to work with it. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! The large rocks were already in place and covered with beautiful moss. A few ferns will be added to the empty spaces and the moss will be encouraged to fill in with the help of a little Miracle Grow. We have a huge pile of stone leftover—next project, please!

Before the entry was bare and was edged in landscaping timbers—very boring

Before the entry was bare and was edged in landscaping timbers—very boring

 

Timbers-out, stone-in

Timbers-out, stone-in

 

The transformation begins—those Lilac topiary will get a new home too

The transformation begins—those Lilac topiary will get a new home too

 

The old fireplace stone will edge the beds

The old fireplace stone will edge the beds

 

What a transformation to the kitchen entry area

What a transformation to the kitchen entry area

 

Conical and round boxwood were added against the house wall

Conical and round boxwood were added against the house wall—stone looks great

The new boxwood and moss entry garden—glad we saved those stones

The new boxwood and moss entry garden—glad we saved those stones

By the way, those lilacs are getting a new home soon—think pergola!

xo♥, Lissy

All photos by Lissy Parker for lissyparker.com—you are welcome to ‘borrow’ them, just credit the source.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 Comments

  1. Reply

    Jennifer

    April 22, 2013

    Brilliant upcycling of that stone. And those planters and fern, the natural wood so beautiful. What a gorgeous retreat

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      lissyparker

      April 22, 2013

      I have piles of stone! The ferns came from Ingle’s in Cashiers. I hope this will be my full time home ASAP!
      xo

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    Francie Hargrove

    April 22, 2013

    Hi Lissy,

    Love your home! Y’all have done a fabulous job.

    Enjoy!! Francie

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      lissyparker

      April 22, 2013

      Thank you Miss Francie!
      xo

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    cindy hattersley

    April 23, 2013

    Lissy

    Everything is looking wonderful. You are so smart to not fight nature and work with the moss. I am sure it will be easier to care for as well!

  4. Reply

    Frances Schultz

    April 24, 2013

    It’s going to be wonderful, Lissy. We can’t wait to see it! x Frances

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