Wild. This is the best way to describe the garden's current state. So much of it is patiently waiting for my attention. The perimeters are slowly being engulfed by bittersweet, wild grapevines, trumpet wines, and an endless list of other invasive weeds. Small oak trees, and hack berries are sprouting in once carefully tended perennial beds. So this is a starting point of sorts. These photos were taken the other day, early in the morning after a long spring rain. To my defense, the lawn mower had been in the repair shop for almost three weeks, and therefor everything looks extra shaggy...
a rugosa rose in the stump bed, first photo shows red roses, original to the garden, along the front fence
Trevor, the fountain, by the base of the oak tree
the adirondack chairs in the far northeastern corner
redbud 'forest pansy' in the stump bed
oak leaf hydrangeas and azaleas by the back patio
the path to the arch and the vegetable garden
clematis unfurling on the arch