I happened to think the other day that we post a lot of photos of our gardens. They are usually this plant or that plant, or a specific bed. We rarely see the whole yard to put it all into perspective. So, I thought I would pretend that you all really, really, really are dying to know what my whole yard looks like. Above is the left side of the far side of my backyard. When we bought the house, the previous owners had put a privacy fence to hide the woods (why??), so using the wood, we (and that’s the royal we – I’ll let you imagine how much I helped) turned it into a picket fence. Now the picket fence divides our lawn and beds from the small woods.
This is the right side of the far side of our back yard. It is a little more heavily shaded than the left. So it holds the columbine, astilbes, oakleaf hydrangea, foam flower, wild ginger, and a rhododendron.
Now, I am standing right between those two picket fences and looking back up at the house. My herb bed is on the right. That screened in porch is where all the hard work for Weekend Wine Reviews takes place.
This is the sidewalk leading up to my house. On the right is the bed that I refer to as my sidewalk bed. It is filled with perennials and weeds!
Here is a slightly wider view of the sidewalk bed. You can see the catmint walker’s low blooming and the Missouri evening primrose.
And now, we have stepped all the way around to the front of the house! Can you see the petunias on the porch rail, that is always one of first signs of summer!
I hope I haven’t bored you to tears with my putting it all into perspective post. I would love it if you would do the same next week! I’d love to see all your beds and the big picture.
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