After blowing the leaves (again!), I took some photos yesterday of the garden. I mentioned earlier that fall seemed to arrive late this year and now it is lingering. Our first average frost date is November 4. It is now November 22 and we still haven't had a killer frost yet. The color is peaking now and the leaves are falling in a frenzy.
The border alongside the driveway is planted with dogwood, oakleaf hydrangea, azalea, mahonia and rhododendron.
Around the corner, another border with Encore azalea, hydrangeas and camellias.
The Japanese maples are wonderful this time of year -
The garden on the north side of the house lies under a yoshino cherry tree planted with hydrangea, camellias, cast iron plant and perennials.
Around the corner to the front of the house with the new no-mow lawn. The Japanese Maple is "Boskoop Glory".
Over to the south end of the house and the pathway alongside the patio which sits above the lower garden-
In the lower garden. This is the area where I used recycled concrete, rescued from our local landfill, to create steps and another patio area.
Looking up from the opposite direction -
On the opposite end of the lower garden is the secret garden. It needs some tidying up. The rocks are for a possible future waterfall project.
One of the gates to the secret garden -
I took some more photos of individual plants. I'll share those later in the week.