It doesn’t look like much yet, but here’s the Front Courtyard garden so far. It’s hard to believe there used to be a spruce tree here, isn’t it?! Isn’t this much more interesting to look at? (Even if it’s not finished yet?)
I have learned my lesson over the years that to keep my big garden more low maintenance, I need to remember to plant shrubs, not just flowering perennials. There are some bird’s nest spruce here which will eventually fill more space but not get too big:
Here’s looking the other way with 2 yellow genista shrubs in bloom:
And here’s the view from the house (one of my most important design considerations!):
To see how this garden has evolved, click here and scroll down.