Sunday, March 27, 2011

New Stairway in the Yard

Here's the new path from the Serenity Gardens to the Lower Field.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bird Feeder

Kent's fun summer project has been building a "little" bird feeder for our fine feathered friends.
We haven't had our bird feeders up for a couple of years and we thought we would have more visitors to a bird feeder if it were surrounded by protected habitat instead of against the house.

Kent set up a scaffolding with planks resting on ladders and the fence in order to have easy access to the construction. You can see this is in the southwest corner of the Japanese Garden, just across the fence from the Mediterranean Garden.

This is earlier today when he was putting the tile on the roof.

He spent many hours over 4 days (not successive) building this project.

Tonight we have this completed "bird feeder/restaurant". Come on over and visit with us and see if you can spot any new birds while sipping lemonade on the deck.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Japanese Garden

This is the view of the waterfall in the Japanese Garden. Notice the beautiful Japanese iris that are part of the pond.

These Siberian iris are on the side of the pond. You can also see the bamboo pole that drips into the rock below.

These iris were gorgeous!

Rose Garden

This is a bigger view of the rose garden. You can see the fountain running. The dramatic part of this garden right now is the bloom of "John Davis" roses over the white arbor. It is stunning!

Notice the lavendar clematis and the blue geraniums that are growing up amidst the roses. They are a wonderful contrast.

The fountain makes a wonderful water sound. It splashes all around on the roses in the circle. Some of these roses are also very fragrant.

Many of the roses in the circle are in glorious bloom. It's the prettiest time of the year for our yard.

Mediterranean Garden

Here's a view of our Mediterranean Garden. The roses are in bloom all around it. We have a firepit that is gas and we love to sit out here and roast marshmallows.

The roses out here are just gorgeous. It is also very fragrant at this garden.

Here's our little statues in this garden.

Conversation Patio

This is the view from the conversation patio. The William Baffin rose is gorgeous.

This is the mock orange down in the patio. It smells amazing!