Here's a yard and garden tour, starting out back:
|start of the new backyard border bed|
My backyard slopes quite a bit down to a row of cedars that separate my yard from the swampyness that the cats are enjoying exploring. I'm not a huge fan of mowing it - it's a bit steep and frankly the front yard is more appealing to spend time in right now. I decided to decrease the space that I'll need to mow by creating a bed of plantings just below where the yard starts to crest. It'll wrap around towards the tamarack for now. Not sure I'll extend it further around - the hill is less steep, so I'll mow a bit further and put in a few apple tree seedlings I picked up this spring. I lucked out in there being several established beds - mostly lilies and iris', as well as some narcissus - so I had some plants to start with, and I've been collecting plants from friends, as well.
|sweet screen porch|
needs a paint job . . . so. much. green.
|west side yard|
|stoop & garden to the left of the door|
|garden along the living room and spare room|
|bulbs. so many bulbs.|
|spirea, rhodi, lily|
|let's play spot-the-spirea|
thank you, plow-man, for not completely burying it
I'm excited about the yard so far. I still have a few things to work on. The three apple seedlings need to go in out back, the berries need to go in along the fence, two pear seedlings need to go in out front, and I need to get the veggie garden rototilled and plan out what I'm going to grow this summer. Some stuff I plan to start from seed, others I'll get starts of from the farmer's market. Of course, there are still a bunch of things to do inside the house, but with weather like this, it's hard to want to stay inside.