This 1923 Colonial Revival Bungalow had a number of large old plants that had been in place for years. Among them were a beautiful dogwood, two matched hydrangeas bordering the steps, jasmine and roses along each end of the porch, and a deciduous magnolia. The yard was very small, and on a corner, so only the parking strip was given to lawn; the rest of the garden was planted with cottage garden flowers, herbs, and vegetables. Raised beds edged with rough hewn stone, gravel paths, and the original concrete walkways were the main hardscape features. The back yard was given over to blueberry bushes underplanted with strawberries, a large herb garden with over 50 distinct cultivars, and an area reserved for vegetables. An old concord grape vine covered the fence between the house and it's side neighbor. Old roses were planted in beds and along the weathered picket fence that separated the garden from the city sidewalk, and interplanted with a variety of companion plants and bulbs.
 

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