The integrated breakfast nook offers impressive views of the gardens. It features antique chairs from the couple’s former abode and a new table from Holland & Company. Breakfast room views consist of immaculate gardens, including these ‘Nikko Blue’ hydrangeas with a Korean boxwood hedge.
Pleached Hornbeam trees - Pleaching is the weaving branches of multiple trees together for privacy, wind & sound block. Best trees for pleaching are Lindens, Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus), Beech, Apple, Pear, Hawthorn, & Carob. The American Hornbeam (Carpinus Caroliniana) is hardy and holds some of it's leaves during winter to provide a privacy screen year round. Because each tree is trained to have a single stem, there is space below a pleached hedge for other plantings (a hedge on stilts!)
Andrew Stark Garden Design: Mass plantings of fragrant gardenias & star jasmine border tall hedges of laurel & pears. Five very special urns are dotted throughout the tiny space and are planted with English box spheres.