April 21, 2015

Clayton is the master of subtle garden design, much of which takes a lot of planning and hard work.  When he was creating his Japanese garden, Clayton realized he had seen a number of large, attractive in the woods of our property.  When he sat down to plan the Japanese garden, he foresaw how these large stones could become natural accents in the scheme of the garden. If one took the gravel pathway to be water, then these stones were mountains presiding over the landscape.  Clayton picked specific spots for their locations and their orientations. For example the smallest rock is a craggy vertical, framed by the arch of the back porch, which offers a delightful view from the kitchen window.  As a group, Clayton calls them the Three Sisters.

The Three Sisters The Three Sisters