The Greenest Thumb! Contest: Wendy and Clara’s FoHi Patio
Name: Wendy and Clara
Location: Forest Hills, NY
Size: 400 sq ft.
Favorite Resource: We get most of our supplies from A&S Whitestone Nursery – they have a great selection of trees, seedlings and soil.
“We live in a 1920s development in Forest Hills with a large common yard with a fountain area. Each house in the development has a patio and when we moved in, our patio was surrounded by an ugly chain link fence and covered by an ominous wisteria vine that was trained on 3 clotheslines tied onto the chain link fence posts. ….” [more below]
We cut down the wisteria, put in the green picket fence and decked over the haphazard beds that were in the patio and decided to plant in containers. Right now, we have a bamboo tree in the corner, 2 dwarf lemon trees (Eureka and Meyer), a dwarf lilac bush that flowered in the spring and hydrangeas.
We really love our patio and ultimately want to plant some shrubs along the outside and have a lush perennial container garden on the inside…
*Sorry two of the pictures are a bit fuzzy – wanted to meet the deadline tonight!