The front yard

My front yard is mostly in its final shape, and has the potential to be truly glorious. Right now it is lovely but not yet glorious. Here are some pictures I took this morning.

front yard bottom
front yard bottom
front yard bottom view 2
front yard bottom view 2
front yard looking up
front yard looking up
front yard again
front yard again
front yard against the potting shed
front yard against the potting shed
front yard bottom view 3
front yard bottom view 3

So the front yard has two parts–the top is fairly sunny and things there grow strongly. It’s quite level and easy to maintain. It includes the side section all along the driveway that gets both morning and afternoon sun. This section is pretty easy to deal with.

top and north side of of the front yard
top and north side of of the front yard

The lower part of the front yard slopes down toward the road. The two giant maple trees reach out over it and shade it all summer. There are lots of low rock walls and most things grow well, now that I’ve figured out the hard way what plants hate it there. The ligularia need a new home that is more moist. This wettish year they’re OK, but most years they languish, so I’m going to give away my three ligularia. If you have a wet shady spot come and get them. The ferns and bleeding hearts are starting to take over down there, so I’ll be weeding out the ferns and moving the bleeding hearts. Also, it needs more barnyard dirt added this year, and some wall repair. I’m planning to work on this garden in the next week (weather permitting) now that the back yard is done.

This morning I took some nice iris photos:June 5 002June 5 003June 5 004June 5 006 Those are all tall bearded iris. The siberian iris also bloomed today:June 5 029June 5 030And I also took a few bumble bee shots:June 5 022June 5 015

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Michele Whalen says:

    I can hardly wait to come over to see everything in person Anne! Be well.

  2. Wow! Those iris are glorious! and your shade garden looks peaceful and quiet. It turned out fantastic! can’t wait to steal some of those plants! 🙂

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