For this week’s Sunday Stills challenge I thought I’d take you on a tour of my backyard garden much of which lies under the shade of giant Douglas Fir trees.
When we moved to our house a few years ago the backyard was rather plain, consisting mainly of grass surrounded by trees. Since then my husband added great ‘bones’ to the garden with the addition of a shed, stream and patio, while I added shrubs and flowers. Here’s a view facing south, from our upper deck.
I love to sit under the trees next to the stream, which looks like a naturally occurring spring but is actually my husband’s handiwork. It flows with the flip of a switch.
It’s secluded and shady, a perfect place to relax and reflect on a hot summer day.
The birds like it too, and sometimes drop by for a drink.
On the opposite side where the sun always shines are the garden beds also built by my industrious husband.
That’s where I experiment with roses and herbs and vegetables, continually moving plants around and evicting those that don’t perform. This year I took out an entire bed of strawberries that only served to feed the slugs.
The result is somewhat messy but the bees don’t seem to mind.
That’s all for now.