The second day of the New Year is mild and drizzly. Leaf cleanup reveals the newish beds in the back yard, the good, the bad and the ugly. But despite the obvious flaws, I'm really pleased with the expanding shrub borders. For the coming year: more shrubs and better edging (I still have all that stone to pick up at Roxbury Mills!).
On the left, the oakleaf hydrangea, hosta, kirengeshoma, kerria garden. On the right, the three viburnums.
Closeup of the corner garden.
A closeup of the viburnums.
The oak tree garden with the Japanese roof iris foliage lying spent and ghostly along the ground, with the bones of the hammock nearby.
The shrub border along the back of the house. The leaf drop allows the hose and rain barrel to shine...or not.