Home Sweet Home - welcome to our new house
A poor little mugho pine planted in full shade.
Poplar suckers are growing up through the floor boards in the deck along with thistles.
Beautiful Little Lamb Hydrangea and lilies sharing this tiny bed with thistle.
Again, the poor shrubs are reaching out to grow.
The raised bed has lettuce (bolted), chives and dill planted in it. I may keep it for garden space or perhaps a waterfall with a stream? The yard does have a natural slope...hmmm.....
Spirea, unknown. I believe they have pink flowers. I am not sure about their fate either. Notice the weed behind? It was quickly removed as it had grown throughout this bed, entangling itself on the Virginia Creeper and neighbouring plants. It was found in several other areas of the yard too.
The cedars are coming out for sure!! Poor things probably didn't get enough water and are badly desiccated.
I am happy to have discovered a Purple Leaf Sandcherry! I've wanted one of these for years!!
Rhubarb! Yay! Beside it I will plant the raspberry that grows in a corner behind a 3 foot high Colorado Spruce.
An ornamental crabapple.
Two dead Swedish Columnar Aspens (crocodile tears) and a black elder.
Another dead/dying cedar. Note, the neighbour has poplars too!!
The front yard view. I removed a lot of tall grass from within this Mugho pine.
View of the side yard looking towards the garden gate (our property is on the left).
The neighbour has a gazebo!!!!! Here again is the hawthorne and a Swedish Columnar Aspen. I have a lot to do back here and I am so happy!!! I look forward to making changes to this landscape to make it home. I learned a lot with our previous garden and hope to incorporate some of my favourite plants here such as the Three-flowered Maple, Mock Orange, rhododendron and a birch. Perhaps we'll put in a lamp in the front yard and place some rock and evergreens around it. The back yard is open to a lot of contemplation. My son M (who built the pond and waterfall and assisted with a great deal of the landscaping) is working on a design for me. Good news: he plans to go to school to become a landscape architect technician!!! He has a great eye and a lot of talent and I am so thrilled to see him come back to what was once his aspiration during high school.
So what's new with you?