Here is my entry for 61 Musing Introverts Blog Quietly Challenge.
This week’s prompt is: Garden
“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” – Cicero
There have been a lot of people asking to see my garden. I’ve got to admit I’m embarrassed to show it to you. Don’t get me wrong I think it is beautiful, just not any where close to what either Chris or I dream of. I do currently have some wonderful flowers and plants. We have some gorgeous trees too.
I will be displaying several photos of my yard as it was a couple of days ago. As most of you know from both Chris’s and my Share Your World and we are getting a huge yard and garden make over. This is our current front yard. Yes we live on a corner lot, so our yard it long and skinny. We have a maple tree in front, weeping cherry tree (right side yard) and two large rhododendrons in middle of the house. Chris’s office is located where the two windows are on the right. Our living room is the window (one window is hidden by the rhodie) by our front door. We have azalea bushes by the side walk. I think the previous owners put them in last year to sell the house. My irises are under the windows. I bought roughly 25 varieties. So they look a little sparse this year. I can only image what they will look like in the years to come.
Ninety percent of the grass is going away this year and our landscape designer has already started that process.
We planted with another tree on left. It’s called the princess tree we had one at our old house.. It has huge 8×8 leaves and grows up to 40′ high and it will give us plenty of shade in the summer. In the right corner of the lawn will be a white hydrangea and pampas grass. That area gets the hottest sun in the summer and these plants will grow nicely there. Also some of my dahlias will be planted this year.
The rest of the will be filled in with a walking path and plenty of shrubs and other flowers. Most likely some irises will be removed and replanted other places. The only grass that will be remaining is a little near the driveway on the left and some up by the fence and extreme right side of the yard. That will go away next year during phase two of our project.
My irises are under the windows. I bought roughly 25 varieties. So they look a little sparse this year. I can only image what they will look like in the years to come. Here are a couple of shots of the irises.
Our back yard will be done in phase two or three of our projected landscaping project. Our landscape designer will plant the dahlias I have ordered for this year. They will be planted outside my office windows. The fire pit will go away since we don’t use it. As you can see it is pretty plain right now. What isn’t shown in the hydrangea and camelia that is to to the right of the rhodie. I took this photo standing on my little porch outside my office.
In this next photo, this is the view out to the back yard and dahlias will be planted where the sun is shining. I took this photo off our back porch. The kitchen window has the reflection on it and my office window is further down on the house. You can see the red maple tree and our shed further back in the yard.
And here is the other half of our back yard. I took this in early spring time when our magnolia tree was in full bloom. You can see the pots where I had my tulips and daffodils on the right side. The only thing we are getting added to this area this is a small conifer evergreen (grows to 15 feet only). It will be closer to the fence and in front of the magnolia tree, so we will have a pop of green in the winter.
I hope you have enjoyed the journey of our garden and plans.
Qi (energy) hugs,