Well, I've shown lots of pictures of our front garden. Time to see what's happening in the back garden while spring is still in full gear.
Two years ago I planted these Blushing Lady tulips from Brent and Becky's Bulbs inside the metal gazebo which is just off our back porch. But, I messed up and only planted them on one side. (Don't ask, I don't know.) Anyway, last fall Kim planted more of them on both sides and they're looking great now.
Here's a close up.
The Akebia quintata vine is blooming now and growing like nuts as usual.
The sun was setting the other evening and I shot this backward dogwood bloom.
You can see the dogwood tree from this angle, right in the center beyond the metal gazebo. It is small and seems quite happy living under the canopy of our locust tree.
The redbud tree is blooming on the left. Normally the purple bench stays in the arbor by the redbud tree but now it's sitting on the deck in front of the pond.
The Aurinia saxatilis, or Basket of Gold, is blooming at the bottom.
Here is the left side of the garden. The grass looks great because we've had so much rain lately. On the left you can see vines growing up the Moongarden. (I'll show it some other time.)
See all the yellow surrounding the sumac tree at the lower right? It looks like more basket of gold. It's not. It's that annoying Euphorbia, 'Fens Ruby'.
And Kim's latest project. He replaced the willow arch, on the left, with the new one he built, on the right.
We'd had the willow arch for years. It was fine. Free, natural looking, and it held my morning glory vines fine. But it was getting old and tattered looking so we decided to replace it this year. I think Kim did a great job. (Even if he is a Tomato Traitor).
That's most of the back garden. There's also our pond in the center of the yard, the Moongarden, the Asian shade garden, the Tuscany back porch, and the small veggie garden.
Lovin' all this rain we've been having.
Next Kim will start our chicken coop, as our chicks have been ordered and will be here in less than a month. Can't wait!