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Tredyffrin Easttown - Gardening Tip

Tredyffrin Easttown homeowners gardening tip

 

Trudy is the big gardener in our family. I am just the hired, or rather free help, who does the lifting, digging, mowing and raking. As Tredyffrin Easttown homeowners this week we got our mulch down over the beds. Every year we discuss how much we are going to need. We opted for four yards, maybe we really needed five. A quick call to Main Line Gardens on Paoli Pike and the delivery was set up, they offer a discount for Berwyn homeowners so the delivery was almost free. We've been doing it for a long time, so most of the beds already have a good foundation and this was more of a top up, so even though we thought we could have done with five, I am pleased we settled on four.

It looks great with the tulips just opening up, now to keep the deer away.

Tulips growing in fresh mulch

Trudy is always trying new plants, and moving things around. We have several patios around the house. We sit on them at different times of day as the sun moves, we generally are trying to avoid sitting in direct sun for obvious reasons.

We have a patio we love at the back of the house, and because we live on a curving corner property we have tried over time to create privacy. We are still working on certain spots where anyone walking by, and we get lots of walkers in our neighborhood are not able to see us from the road. Lots of forsythia, burning bush, spirae etc along the edges of the yard, with various trees dotted here and there.

For the past few years we have grown this plant "Japonica Fallopea", it dies off each year and returns with an amazing growth spurt. Quite remarkable and great for providing privacy. During the summer the leaves are whitish, then as fall approaches it goes reddish. We use it on the stone wall I rebuilt last year to provide the privacy we want from neighbors on the patio I mentioned at the back of the house.

Here is video, put together with stop motion photos from last year showing the speed of growth of these plants. What plants do you use for creating privacy?

Remember, if you are buying or selling in Tredyffrin Easttown School District, this is where we live, we are Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors we know the neighborhoods, the hidden delights and can help you not just finding or selling a home, but with gardening tips, best restaurants, ice cream or coffee shops in the area as well as contractors. Oh and where to find the best deals at Garden Centers as well.

Contact us today Nick@VandekarTeam.com, office 610-225-7400, call or text on 610-203-4543. 

 

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Comment balloon 10 commentsNick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 • April 13 2017 12:05PM

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Nick & Trudy, I could have used some assistance last weekend too!   I moved dirt, but had my landscaper come in a till the garden.  Flowers are popping up everywhere.  Still a bit early to plant the yearly plants.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 2 years ago

Good morning Nick and Trudy. An apartment in the sky eliminates gardening needs except for one flower pot on the balcony. My wife is in charge. Miss a few hours in the yard! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) about 2 years ago

Joan Cox considering I work out regulalry I am wondering why I am aching...

Wayne Martin we see many buyers who purchase townhomes or condos for this reason. Trudy said recently she needs her yard.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) about 2 years ago

Nick and Trudy,

Very nice tulips. We did some repotting and moving around, it does take work, and I love looking at the results afterwards.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 2 years ago

Ron and Alexandra Seigel it is the results afterwards that make it worthwhile.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) about 2 years ago

Hi Nick and Trudy, thanks for sharing your gardening tips and the photo of the Japonica Fallopea.  I'm not sure I can even pronounce it!

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) about 2 years ago

Sybil Campbell these things you can actually see them growing they grow so fast once established. 

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) about 2 years ago

Mulch really helps to keep the moisture in!  Great read! Thank you Nick & Trudy.

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 2 years ago

beautiful Nick & Trudy Vandekar  love you garden and the video tops it off

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 2 years ago

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® it does and it also helps with erosion control which as we areon a slope is something we are always working on.

Hannah Williams we took these last year, it is amazing how quick those plants grow.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) about 2 years ago

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