2015 Country Gardens Award Winner: One Boulder at a Time

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    • Garden with a View

      Christina and Eric Ladensack didn’t take the easy route and build beside the road on Camel’s Hump in Vermont. “I looked for the location with the most sun — and I wanted to be close to the brook,” Christina says. And, of course, she selected a commanding view of the mountain.

    • Adding Charm

      Over the years, the garden has gained complexity and personality. Here, saloon doors play hide-and-seek.

    • Seamless Arrangement

      A fiery arrangement of poppy seed heads, protea, ‘Cherry Brandy’ roses, and scabiosa pods echoes the furniture hues.

    • Take a Stroll

      The paths take a zigzag circuit down the mountain to the fire pit and an orchard of apples and cherries below.

    • Rugged Course

      The Ladensacks harnessed the rocks to make a pathway toward the wisteria arbor planted with rudbeckias, echinacea, spiraea, and chocolate cosmos encroaching on all sides.

    • Enchanting Entrance

      The garden stretches along the driveway beneath a giant willow tree.

    • Art in the Garden

      Clockvine (Thunbergia alata) scrambles up a wooden tepee anchored in a galvanized washtub, which sits beside a wind sculpture wading in late-blooming turtlehead (Chelone).

    • Catch a Glimpse

      On a clear day, Camel’s Hump is visible from the upper garden.

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