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.