Sunday, May 12, 2013

The front yard four years later

It's been four years since we redid our front yard and the garden is looking beautiful. The rhododendrons have grown up and the trees are established.  This is the best time of year for gardens in the Pacific North West and with our recent stretch of warm weather everything is coming into bloom.

Here's what it looked like four years ago when we first planted the shrubs and trees.

And here's the garden now.  It's looking good after some warm weather and a day of soft rain.

Close ups of some of the Rhodies for your Mother's Day viewing. Don't they look nice with the cedar trees as a backdrop? (This may be the only time of year that I like those trees.)

A couple more, the Magnolia in bloom and the Cotton Candy Rhododendron.  Happy Mother's Day.  


  1. Fully blooming in your part of the continent. We're still getting there....

  2. Happy Mother's Day to you! Those rhodies are gorgeous. Your garden has developed so well. Just a little green-eyed here.

    1. Hi Stephanie,
      Yes, the rhodies have developed very well. Partly it was that they were quite large to begin with. Eventually they'll be trees I think. Hope your mother's day was a good one.

  3. Just back and trying to catch up on everyone's posts.
    I have loved your posts about your yard. I remember when you put the berm in. It all looks so lovely.

    A very late Happy Mum's Day to you...

    cheers, parsnip

    1. Thanks Parsnip, and to you. It was lovely meeting your daughter.

  4. 4 years is really not that long to nurture new plantings into such a beautiful landscape - congratulations! It is a lovely relief to view such lushness. (The drought has us surrounded in brown watering established plants and trees we put in last fall.)
    Really enjoying your posts, Joanna!


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