Before and After

This is the lower garden in the beginning of May.
Here it is yesterday.
Looks a little bit different, eh?
The strawberry patch a month ago.

Bird heaven yesterday.  I think I picked 3 berries before they got to it.
The stairs on May 2nd.

The same shot on May 29th.  The pond pump is broken and Teddy is looking for her creek. 
The water is low in all the ponds until we get it running again.  The PVC pipe cracked from the cold weather last winter.  The pond people said they never see that happen.

I planted an Eastern Redbud tree a few days ago.  I am so excited to see this next Spring. These trees grow wild in the mountains here and they are just beautiful when they blossom.

Giant hostas and ferns. 

Teddy is looking at me as if to ask, where is my water? Soon puppy, soon.

We just started to mulch the berry patch.

Celery, tomatoes, edamame, garlic, cucumbers and beans.

Teddy is looking for 'bad kitties'.

The roses are blooming by the potting shed which is about to be painted.

The garden doors need to be stained.  The work really never ends.

The dry creek bed.

The katsura's.  These are the trees that smell like cotton candy a couple times each day.
Looking back to the top.  It's a jungle.
Teddy takes her time climbing back to the upper garden.  It's a long haul for those short legs.

My Mock Oranges are blossoming all over the gardens.  These are in front of my driveway.


Everything is thriving there. So beautiful, lush and green. I am intrigued by your katsura's. I love the smell of cotton candy. I bet it's divine. Hey you have to get the ponds fixed and filled for Teddy. Doesn't she usually drink fish water from your koi pond?
Leeanna said…
Gorgeous! I love your garden.
My gawd those hostas are huge!
Alicia Foodycat said…
That series of acers along the stairs is so pretty!
Mary said…
When you enlarge photos, I fell like it is a brochure for a garden tour, beautiful.
Guillaume said…
Looks like summer is on its way where you are. As usual, I envy you for such a lovely garden.
Anonymous said…
In early May we were far ahead of You when it comes to spring, now You have summer and we still have spring :-)

I sowed Eastern Redbud seeds this winter, I hope at least a few of them germinate. My Katsuras are still tiny but survived the winter, I think draught is the only thing they can't take, cold winters are certainly no problems :-) My different mock oranges have just gotten leafs and one of them have lots of buds now.

Your gardens are wonderful djungles! I hope some day my garden will look like Yours!

Have a great day!
Craig said…
What a transformation in less than 30 days. Our gardens are resilient considering it's only about 10C (50F). The lushness of your garden is very beautiful.
Anonymous said…
such a heavenly haven you have created, the work, wow!!!
Cottage Tails said…
Looking wonderful - I always enjoy seeing your garden
Gatekeeper said…
Looks good. Do contracting landscape? LOL
I love photos of your's magnificent.
Barb said…
What a difference a month makes! Everything looks lush and beautiful. Teddy looks pretty happy with the way things are growing.
Jamie. said…
Beautiful pictures! Love the before and after!
Poor Teddy pup...she loves her water...dang!!! Hurry and get taht fixed. LOL
Sandy said…

Your gardens and place are beautiful.
Give Teddy pup a scratch behind her ears.
Jeannine520 said…
I live on the coast in No. CA where besides the pumpkins on my porch in Oct/Nov and Christmas lights in Dec, it looks almost exactly the same every day of the year. I never seize to be amazed at the transformations of your garden. Our gardens don't really die back here but they also never really burst forth like I see in your garden. Such a lovely sight, thank you for sharing.

ps - please let Teddy know she can quit looking for bad kitties, they're as fictional as an Easter bunny or leprechaun. :-)
Kay said…
Absolutely awesome! You have the most amazing garden!