Cheryl Corson Design L.L.C.

"It is a blessed privilege to know the trees, the flowers, and the leaves by direct contact and close sympathy with them." --F. Schuyler Mathews, 1915, in Familiar Trees and their Leaves

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Goose Arrow Farm

  • An intimate patio on the shady side in spring

  • The rear perennial bed has lots of deep blue hydrangeas.

  • The front is now an ever changing composition of perennials and shrubs that looks good from inside the house as well.

  • Chicken #2 walking to the mailbox with me

  • Rain garden by the mailbox on a holiday

  • Greenhouse was a trade with a DC client. It stays warm even in winter.

  • Vegetable garden with outbuilding beyond. Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, figs, grapes and more.

  • Back of the house with Cheryl Corson Design on lower level, updated custom balcony rail above.

  • Rear perennial garden in July

  • An intimate patio on the shady side in spring

  • The rear perennial bed has lots of deep blue hydrangeas.

  • The front is now an ever changing composition of perennials and shrubs that looks good from inside the house as well.

  • Chicken #2 walking to the mailbox with me

  • Rain garden by the mailbox on a holiday

  • Greenhouse was a trade with a DC client. It stays warm even in winter.

  • Vegetable garden with outbuilding beyond. Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, figs, grapes and more.

  • Back of the house with Cheryl Corson Design on lower level, updated custom balcony rail above.

  • Rear perennial garden in July

In 2003, Cheryl Corson and her husband moved from Capitol Hill to this 4.6 acre property near the Patuxent River. The brick rambler features a dramatic balcony overlooking a field and the woods beyond. Before 1970, this parcel was tobacco farmland dating back to the 1600s.

Although the previous owner had lovingly planted dozens of specimen trees and a small orchard, none had been maintained. The orchard and grapevines have now been restored, and a 1,000 square foot vegetable garden created. The field has been cleared and many native understory trees were planted. Sometimes there are chickens.

Working on a large property close to a river has made ecological restoration and sustainable landscape maintenance a real concern and the subject of much new learning. It is a satisfying, enlightening, and deeply humbling experience.



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