Monday, March 31, 2008

The back garden -- a work in progress

Brian has been hard at work these last couple of months,building a patio in our back yard and digging new garden beds. We took some time out Sunday afternoon to enjoy the fruits of his labors.

Here's the new patio. It is surrounded by garden beds, and we've planted a few things. Lots more space to fill!

This shot looks North from the patio. Our back garden has two levels. The path crosses my herb garden and goes down a few steps to the lower level. The turtles live down there. You would turn left to go to our back door.

Our perennials are starting to come up, and a few are actually blooming. This is a bletilla, a hardy orchid:


Speaking of orchids, I have one in bloom inside. This is Pot. Hawaiian Prominence "America". It's very fragrant, and I love the dramatic fuchsia and yellow:

2 comments:

Life Scraps and Patches said...

Heather, those orchids are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your back yard. Connie

Jacq said...

Your backyard is wonderful, so much space.

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