Monday, July 15, 2019

PARADISE IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD

By Mary Kennedy                                             

If you've been following my blog, you probably remember that I've let my own backyard "go natural." It's really impossible to grow anything there; it has just a couple of inches of clay-like soil over solid rock and it's not worth the effort.  The back yard has a woodsy-like feel and I feed all the critters who drop by. (sometimes to the consternation of my neighbors who value their shrubs!)

 I'm always impressed by people who manage to turn their backyards into lovely, cultivated retreats and today I'd like to share some photos of a dear friend's back yard.

There's something to please the eye at every corner. The plant stand holds a green perennial plant and she adds geraniums for color every year.
                                                                                 
                                                                              
An interesting mix of perennials and annuals...
                                                                           
                
A lovely blend of colors...
                                                                                    

Plenty of places to chill out...                               

Benches do double duty for seats and for more flowers...


Interesting brick pathways lined with flowers and shrubs.
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Hanging baskets to add even more color...


Brick pavers to create flower beds...

These photos only scratch the surface of her lovely yard and I'll share more photos in a future blog.
But I wanted you to see how a little planning and an eye for color and design can pay off in big rewards! 

Happy gardening and I hope you're enjoying the summer.

Mary Kennedy

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