Lets take a walk through my garden - 4 months old
After spending the last 3 years planting perennials and buying pretty much anything I could find at the Big Box stores this year I've decided to tear it all up and turn my entire yard into a Conifer Garden.
Over the next several years I'll plant mostly conifers and Japanese maples. Then I'll fill in with a lot of ground covers and colorful perennials so I can have a colorful 4 season garden. I also plan to add statues, birdbaths/feeders, benches, etc.
So far this year I've done all the work myself with only a shovel. I planted around 75 plants, dug and hauled tons of dirt and spread 18 yards of mulch.
Lets start the tour at the front door and walk around back...
I just put this Arbor up last week. Will plant climbing red roses on each side. A huge bed will also be to the right of the arbor as outlined with the rope on the ground. The arbor looks a lot smaller than it actually is. It's 9' high, 13' wide.
This picture is a little older, I recently extended the bed out a little and moved some plants around
This picture is also a little older, I have moved some plants around
I ran out of mulch for this bed, will continue next year.
Some pictures of a few conifers/Maples...
and of course, the plan... You cant really tell the names of the plants and I don't have them all added just yet. The path after entering the arbor and wrapping around back yard is 9' wide. This is just what I plant to do over the next 5 years or so, more will be added along the way I'm sure.