Part of a once a week project, wherein I will post a photo of how this garden changes from week to week. There were subtle changes, but it is hard to see them, so I am posting a picture from a chair in the garden, looking north. This is also the view from the “other” dining room window, if you are following along.
The slope drops off rather steeply here. This entire hillside used to be buckthorn and honeysuckle (when we bought the house, you could not see the view!) We have removed the invasive species and planted it up with bird-attracting natives, including elderberry and natives roses. Both have beautiful blooms and tasty berries. The roses smell like heaven from fifty feet away on a warm day with a light breeze. Too bad blogs don’t come with a scratch and sniff.
Here is another view of the winter garden. It shows the view out the dining room window to the east:
This one is a little closer. The step leads down to a sunken garden (part of the winter garden). Are there any conifer addicts out there? Can you name any of the sweet conifers in the photos? I’ll post closeups another time.