He works in the garden every day and derives huge pleasure from digging, planting and dividing, even when the weather is awful. As for any serious gardener, tending to the garden is completely integrated into his daily routine. Early in the morning, he strolls through the garden; then he works in it; and, at day?s end, he returns to plan tomorrow?s tasks. ?A powerful effect of being in a garden is the feeling of being transported, both physically and emotionally,? he says. ?It requires creating a sense of separation from the world beyond the garden as well as from the places within ?where you have been and where you are going. Thinking of the garden as a sequence of spaces.?
The brilliant Big Border is exuberantly filled with ?Goldsturm? rudbeckia, purple coneflowers, ?Autumn Joy? sedum, ?Sioux Blue? Indian grass and ?Sarabande? maiden grass.