Scott and Barbara Hagood: 4116 Old Town Road, Shawsville
On Shawsville's original main street, luxuriant English boxwoods surround this stately 130-year-old Victorian home. A large, inviting porch features baskets of ferns and blossom-filled planters hanging above rocking chairs and a porch swing. Beside the house, a nandina-lined walk leads to a brick patio in back, where varieties of ferns delicately soften and suffuse the area. The patio is surrounded by annual gardens bordered by liriope and coral bells. Crepe myrtles, euonymus, and evergreens anchor the back boundary beneath the railroad track, while beside the drive antique Adirondack seating nestles in a linear grove of trees interspersed with perennials and annuals. A mixture of old and new trees and plants, some of which, including camellias and gardenias, were propagated from family heirlooms, creates seasonal diversity in this well-planned, well-tended garden.