Side path leading from the front of the house to the back garden.
"My garden has been a work in progress. It's tucked back against a hill along the Maple Valley Highway." Cool green thoughts...
Little surprises are tucked in.
As we come to the top of the hill, there is a beautiful field of Horsetail (Equisteum) a fascinating plant for anyone who doesn't have it on their property. I've seriously thought of trying to introduce it to my garden to see if it would grow among the bamboo rots. Wouldn't bamboo canes look marvelous emerging from a base of this?
The path kept going but the horsetail became more and more dense so I stopped here to photograph this beautiful snag. Could you imagine having such a great focal point at the top of a hillside garden deposited by Ma Nature?
Round the other side of the house.
Fragrant oriental lily.
Coming down he other side of the house. Notice the Horsetail - there's a stream under all of that.
Concrete elbow joint not far from the stream.
These river rock edgers bring to mind a rustic (summer camp?) feel. Perfect for a suburban oasis!
I'm feeling cooler already.
"It is a woodland garden, full of ferns, hostas, rhododendrons and azaleas...I've enjoyed learning what I can grow in the shade."
Looking back on the other side. I'd be so tempted to rescue the stream from the horsetail but it's probably doing a great job of filtering the water as it passes through.
Happy weekend everyone and try to keep cool!