Overall, the garden, which occupies two acres, is more formal and ordered near the house, becoming less so as it radiates out into the wild. To emphasize this, the main paths change from square-cut stone to random-patterned stone, to gravel, to mulch. The axis delineated by the paths seems to stop at the meadow but then resumes up steps through a woodland to an ?oculus? in the trees. Where does this opening on the horizon lead? It?s one more intriguing mystery that compels visitors onward.
Along the central axis, purple Russian sage peeps out between clipped ?Mountbatten? junipers that form a shapely counterpoint to the flowing maiden grass.