Following an earlier meeting with Rosita Trinca at our offices in Washington, DC (see our previous blog post), Eric Groft and John Knowlton of Oehme, van Sweden travelled to the Trinca home in Greenwich, Connecticut to supervise the replacement of a Douglas Fir tree that blew down during a late spring storm. The tree was replaced with a sculptural Pinus parvifolia with the help of Jeff Jones and crew.
Additional work was completed to update other parts of the garden, including places stone in the woodland garden.
While visiting the Trinca home, we were delighted to see how our previous work has withstood the test of time. The “Lotus” fountain, seen below, was originally designed by Jim van Sweden and Eric Groft and featured in their book Gardening with Water. Here is how it looks today…
With our work complete, the Trinca garden is now ready for the autumn season!
To see the Trinca garden up close, you can participate in the Garden Conservancy Open Days tour next summer, when OvS Principal Eric Groft will be in the garden to guide the tour and answer questions.