A little change of pace today. I’ve been blogging on some pretty intense topics, so today I’ve got something light-hearted and, I hope, fun. Sit back, have some tea, and snoop around my back garden.
First of all, meet Willow, who shades almost half the yard.
I shot a quick video standing underneath Willow today:
Hopefully, the video will help to orient you, rather than simply make you dizzy. I find it relaxing to watch (self-care moment) If you are standing under Willow, to the left (south facing) is a small shade bed, the deck, and a sunny bed:
Straight ahead (west facing) are raised veg beds, flanked by trees and shrubs on both sides:
To the right is another shade bed, a round accent bed, a garden swing, a recently deceased birch (so sad), and a fire-pit:
Now what? I have a tree (Ivory Silk Tree Lilac) and 3 shrubs (a Limelight Hydrangea, a Summerwine Ninebark, and an Adelaide Hoodless Rose) to place somewhere. I know the picture below shows a Dogwood, not a rose or Ninebark — I have to move those from other places next spring.
I’d like to plan for future garden development. On the wishlist:
- something under Willow as the grass suffers — a labyrinth?
- trellis/walls of some type to grow climbers and divide the space?
- floating deck/gazebo?
If you have any thoughts or ideas please share below.