Saturday, May 30, 2009

my backyard

I know, impossibly tiny panorama photo. You can click on it to make it larger.
I wanted to show what I have been working on in the yard for the last few weeks!

On the left is my potting bench. Not a lot of activity going on there right now. I still have to pull out most of my pots.

On the left side of the patio table is the perennial garden. This is where I have worked  most recently, adding and moving things around. And weeding. I still have to lay down some fresh mulch and add some pots, but it's pretty complete. This side also has the birch tree, and in the distance is the hammock. It moves with the sun.

In the middle is a small brick walkway, mostly covered over with creeping thyme.

To the right of the umbrella is our chiminea, where we make smores. Lots of gooey, yummy smores. The huge spruce is right there, slowly creeping into the garden year by year.

Right next to the spruce is the Magnolia tree, which I love. I'm afraid that it will also be taken over by the spruce. Underneath the magnolia needs a lot of work; the dirt level needs to be brought up and there are some killer weeds in there. It's the spot that gets neglected most often. Stuff is hard to grow there.

Near is the front is the pond. I usually have lots of pots sitting around it as well but haven't gotten around to it yet. To the right of the pond is the walkway to the rest of the yard. There's Bart in the distance, under yet another tree planting stuff.

Still needs some work, but it's looking pretty good right now, and it hasn't been too buggy to sit out there.


Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

How lovely. The pond is a nice touch.

It's nearly impossible to grow stuff under magnolias. Your best bet would be to cover the entire area (weeds and all) with black landscaping fabric and then put mulch on top. Or, get Zen and put down river rocks or gravel, then maybe put a few pots of shade-loving annuals for color.

SAR girls said...

Looks terrific, Sue! :)

Benita said...

Your yard is gorgeous! Love the pond! Speaking of smores, we just made some ourselves :) But Jim has to do them on the grill.

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Do your back yard look like this all the year round...?

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You should have given some bigger image of your backyard.