I removed the two huge Junipers from either side of the door to the garage. Now I can actually see the door!
These Irises were not planted here. They were recirculated by the stream. They also were purple when I planted them originally. I don't understand a lot of this.
The Irises to the left were never planted there either. The ones on the right are the only ones I planted. But, they were purple??? How did they become yellow. I know these are probably not the original.
There is moss growing on the stone table. Time for a scrub with a little bleach and time to remove some limbs from the surrounding trees to let in some sun.
No garden this year in an attempt to keep the stink bugs at bay. They ruined everything I grew last year anyway. So, I just have herbs and some nasturtiums. Notice the oregano in the lower right corner? That planted itself too. My garden has a funny way of doing that. I have chamomile growing in my garden urns along with violets. They both were planted in between pavers. Where they were first planted, I now have clover growing.
The main part of the stream. Can you imagine that 9 years ago there were old dilapidated apartments on this lot. We excavated them and there was nothing left, not even grass. I had workmen plant the big trees and I planted every other thing you see.
The stepping stone by the upper pond can be tricky to navigate when it is wet. I have headed downstream more than once when I've slipped on it.
This is my sad little garden this year. The mums are growing from last fall and you can see some garlic in the background. There is a bit of lettuce but no stink bug food!