Ramblin’ through Dave’s Garden is intended to be more about gardening than the Landscape business that is Dave’s profession. Ocassionally, there will be a “how to” or landscape information type post, but there are so many “happenings” every day in the garden that there will be plenty to write about.
Dave is the oversized guy in the photo, here speaking with a group of landscape designers on a tour of the Landscape nursery at Meadows Farms in Chantilly, Virginia.
Dave has worked for Meadows Farms Landscape department in Northern Virginia since 1976. He has a one acre+ garden begun in 1989 in Warrenton, Virginia where he moved once his previous house had run out of planting space. He plants as much stuff as his wife will allow, and tests new plant introductions and other landscape products. The garden features 6 ponds and numerous patios and paths. It is a lot of labor, but mostly a labor of love.
With more than 30 years experience from this, and previous gardens, Dave has experienced the highs and lows that come with gardening. He has used these lessons to add new products to Meadows Farms line, and to improve the quality of their services.
These are a few pictures of the ponds in Dave’s garden. Through the years he has added ponds and changed the existing ones with the same thing in mind, “do as little maintenance as possible”.
The gazebo sits next to the Swimming pond. In addition to flowering trees and shrubs there are tropical plants, bananas and elephant ears.