It is Friday and we are continuing into the dirt again as we wander around the back yard of our gardens. This garden has been hit a little hard by the vole/gopher combo so the flower plants have been chewed down so we have a lot of textures and few flowers.
It's still looking pretty good though and the next set of perennials are starting to show their heads. It is almost daisy time as long as no one eats them.
On Canada Day, Trevor and I spent a few hours ripping, axing, chainsawing out the dogwood that was growing in the back corner of our garden. It has been driving us nuts since we moved in. They are truly aggressive growers and it had gotten so large that it was scraping us as we did pond maintenance, scratching our windows in the wind and looked utterly messy.
We started with hand trimming, got bored of that and moved to the chainsaw. We broke an axe and then brought out the sawsall to finish the job. We had a blast and love how the other plants stand out so much more now.
you can see the dogwood in this photo in the back left creeping into the ladder
in this photo, the dogwood is gone and the plants in front seem to have a new life
we replaced the bush with this weeping nootka tree. it is a bit smaller now but they grow quickly and it will add a lovely structure to this side. i still need to add some flowers and grasses to this area in the new space i gained. so exciting.
Let's continue our walk shall we,
trev and i whipped this antique yard tool trellis together a few weeks ago after i saw a similar photo on pinterest and went to a garage sale with a bunch of old tools
an antique grape crusher filled with annuals with a view of our lilypads in the pond beyond
this back garden was just an addition last october and we have been adding plants as we go. they are all still relatively small so ensuring they have enough room to grow is still a priority
Our fire area is just off to the left of our adirondack chairs and is always set for a night time fiesta.
Enjoy your holiday weekend my American readers,