the yard and garden

one of the greatest pleasures has to be having a garden of your own.  each day that i am able to walk around my yard and garden, i feel a sense of well being and relaxation. the mulch pathways in the fenced garden provide additional space for potted lettuces, Swiss chard, and tomatoes this year.  growing vegetables in containers allows me the opportunity to move them as the sun moves throughout the day.

the herbs and perennials in this garden provide for a three season garden of interest, with something in bloom spring, summer and fall.

the front yard garden has come together with the spring blush of windflowers and grape hyacinths, followed by forget me nots, and then English bluebells.  as the hosta fill in around the lily of the valley, the garden takes shape for the summer months of shade under large established trees.  a border of lirope surrounds the bed, with small English boxwood for a contrast in leaf textures and shape.

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