Orange Bushes were established before we moved to the
house in 2000. They were very fragrant and beautiful
during the short time that they bloomed. However, they
didn't provide the interesting detailed through out the year
that we wanted to display in this highly used entertainment
space. We needed some cozy detail vegetation and
visual features to spice up the area.
fern bed was established in the back patio area, just north of
the garage, in 2005 after seven mock orange bushes when
we moved. A number of large stumps from the
trees were placed in the bed to provide height and texture.
(We set potted Boston ferns on three of the stumps in the
The east part of the
bed is planted with smattering of
Ostrich Plume Fern.
In the west
center party, the more exotic varieties of ferns. On the
west end, it a
water fountain feature, surrounded by plants like money
wart, astilbe, flowering maple, miniature hostas and