Tuesday, May 19, 2015

My backyard monthly review

After working on my backyard for 4 years I think I am finally beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel. It's still a ongoing battle with poison ivy, wild grapevine and Japanese pachysandra, however the battles are a little less each year, but living next to the woods probably means they will never go away completely. Anyway...I am going to try and remember to take a picture on the same day of each month so I can really compare the changes in my garden.

April 18th

 May 18

Well, the first thing you really notice is the color changes. The bright azalea colors are gone replaced with a green palette. As I sit here looking at this I have 2 thoughts...
1. Going from spring to summer is like the day after you remove your Christmas decorations. The house looks bland compared to all the sparkly decorations, same here void of all the pretty spring colors. It looks so boring.
2. I wonder if this is why I don't use the color green very much, I think I OD on it here in the mountains....I mean, it's just everywhere!!

You can't see my Blue Flag Iris very well from this distance since the color blue recedes into the background. But they look very pretty when you are ground level looking at them.


Unknown said...

My yard is the same way, I do have som ething blooming at all times but some are just little spots. I think you have a beautiful little garden. You have done a great job with it. Even tho everything just ends up green, I still love the color. It sure is better than looking outside and seeing all white, LOL

Pam said...

I think it looks beautiful, like the edge of the forest that it is. The purple iris look so pretty against the lush green. You have done a wonderful job!

Sandy said...

You are doing a fabulous job getting rid of all those invasive weeds and bringing the beauty back to your wonderful spot.