AT TWILIGHT YESTERDAY, I surveyed my 4/10 of an acre. Now that the bulk of the wisteria and weeds have been cleared away, I can see what I’ve got here, though I can’t identify all of it.
Love those rhodies
There’s a lot of damage; what the wisteria didn’t strangle, the deer ate.
You were so generous with your cottage color suggestions, I thought I’d pick your collective brains once more. If anyone has thoughts on what I can do about these garden challenges (on a shoestring budget, remember), please let ’em rip.
Got a $2600 quote for an 80' gravel driveway lined with Belgian block but i'm in no great hurry
Normally I avoid photographing unsightly automobiles, wires, disarray or ugliness of any sort. But in this post I’m going to show you the crappiest areas of my garden, just begging to be transformed.
Arborvitae(?) with a large chunk taken out of it. Anyone know if it can it be pruned into something more shapely?
And if anyone can ID any of the many plants I can’t (plain English is fine), I’d be very grateful.
Close-up of the foregoing for ID purposes
Sad hinoki cypress, bottom half gobbled up by deer - and right outside the back door. What to do?
Something more elegant is definitely called for in the way of a path
The circle around the cherry tree in the area where the demolished shed used to be is 30 feet wide. How to transform bare dirt into a circular garden room on a mini budget? Wood chips for starters?
I'm sure I can do better for edging
A rustic arbor on its way down, with a vine I cannot ID - no sign of flowers
Love this "picnic area" with a bit of scrubby lawn and a backdrop of juniper, a tall droopy evergreen, a blue spruce, and a couple of specimen conifers gone wrong
This one looks like something out of Dr. Seuss
Big-leaved something (what?) amidst lily of the valley
Talk about unsightly: crook of the amputee cherry tree. Could become a....?
Nothing like an electric meter to add class to the front deck
This one confounds me most - there's lots of it, it's a perennial (brown remnant from last year). Don't think it's phlox - help!