New Saltbox - needs authentic garden design
This is my first posting to this site, but have been extremely impressed with the helpful responses to others seeking information, and hope that I can pick a few brains out there... I have recently completed an updated version of a late 18th Century Saltbox home. Though we live in Illinois, my wife and I feel a deep affinity to the Early American/Colonial home and lifestyle. We have a large area that we are dedicating to our garden (60X60) which is expandable as time goes by. We are not looking for a formal design, but more the informal country-colonial look of perennials, fruit trees, etc... Everything we've been able to find has been either too formal and rigid or too informal and overgrown looking. Our tastes run more to a middle ground. Any and all tips and resources would be greatly appreciated.