Hi Peeps! I've been invited to give a presentation on the evolution of my garden. In preparation, I've been digging through old photos. I found the only three outdoor photos that I took while touring the house before we moved in. (Why didn't I take more? Darn it anyway.) The previous owners were not gardeners but the yard had good "bones" and lots of possibilities. And I was a lot younger.
|This photo is of the south side of the house. You can see lots of lovely dandelions blooming|
in a sad excuse for a lawn. August, 1997
|August 2014, the lawn is long gone and so is the deck, replaced with a concrete patio in 2013.|
|Here is another photo, looking north.|
|And this photo is taken on the replacement patio looking down into the southern portion of the garden.|
|This photo was taken much father out, looking south. |
If all the plants weren't there you'd be able to see the patio.
|In this photo you can see the patio through the shrubs.|
|Here is a photo I took last June. It's farther south than the previous one. The patio is more obvious.|
|Here is the third photo. It's of the north end of the house.|
The two Rhododendrons, one on each end are still here but I've limbed them up.
The other plants have been replaced with a wood deck.
|This photo gives you an idea.|
|Again, looking north.|
|Here, we're almost to the north end of the yard.|
|And here we're looking south. It gives you an idea how long and narrow the yard is.|
This time of year is nice for looking back at all the leafy goodness of summers gone by. Hurry up spring.