Here is what you see when you drive up to our house:
the lattice fence and the trees we were able to save
in the front yard maintained our privacy.
boardwalk with an arch going over with climbing roses and sweet autumn clematis. Under two dwarf cherry trees are some dwarf barberries, spireas, hydrangeas and other shrubs and perennials.
Blue globe thistles against a purple leaf smoke bush in our rear drainfield garden (we had fill brought in from our field to bank the drainfield and then we planted the banks with perennials and ornamental grasses and dwarf apple trees). There are also some shrubs such as lilac, honeysuckle, barberry, plum and cotinus all around the drainfield with a circular center lawn. At the north end of the drainfield is a rustic arbor and then north of that is a deck with steps going down under an old self seeded apple tree. Under the apple tree are hostas and ferns and other perennials. Then there is another toolshed that was made from 7' long salvaged pallets.Not really visible in thie photograph but there is
a pond just beyond the bank down the hill past this arbor. There are 3 trails going through the gardens, two on the south side of the garden and one on the north, they connect to a lawn on each side at the lower level, so you look up on the garden from below. There is also a wooden boardwalk that goes through the shaded garden just behind the house and around the west end of the house. Just beyond this arbor is also a deck with steps that go down under an overarching self seeded apple tree and some shady benches.