As promised I thought I would show you around the outside
of my home.
That last few weeks have been busy with
yard cleanup, remulching beds, and planting.
My husband and I have done all the
landscaping ourselves. It has taken us close to 20 years
to get all this done.
Let's go around back shall we?
Looking straight back to the right, you can see
our garden bench...
which is situated right next to the pond.
I can sit there and listen to the
water tumbing down the falls and enjoy
the scent of honeysuckle planted
right behind the bench.
Turn to your right from the pond and you
can see across the back to our garden shed.
A closer view of the shed, the plants in the
window boxes haven't really grown
big enough to see just yet.
Turn a little more to your right from the pond
and you can see the pool and part of the
back of the house.
Straight up from the pool are
the steps leading up to the deck
to our back door.
A little closer to the back door and
you can see I've been very busy planting.
One of my favorites is the tree that
is blooming pink, it's a pink oleander.
I also have two white ones in pots, it's the only way
I can grow them this far north.
I plant them in big pots and then winter
them over by bringing them in.
Turn slightly to your right and you can see
my potting bench. My sweet husband
built it for me a few years back to store my supplies.
Turn slightly to your left and you see where
my houseplants spend the summer.
They love coming out after spending all
winter cooped up inside.
Turn completey around and you can see the
pool and yard from the deck.
These pots welcome visitors to the
deck after entering the yard from the back gate.
I have pots planted just about everywhere.
It gives me the opportunity to try new species
every year when I visit the nurseries.
My husband says I'm like kid in a candy store!
Hope you enjoyed the stroll through my yard.
The vegetable and herb gardens I've saved
for a later date as it's a bit too early to
plant some things, but I will in another two weeks.
Come back soon and I'll give you a close up
of what's happening in the pond :)