Fruit trees, veges, chickens and somewhere to put BBQ, table, chairs for the summer are highest priority. Everything has to fit in our Retirement income. Location: A few miles south of Berkeley Springs, WV, elevation about 900', Zone 6b. Back of house is in full sun all but very early morning.
color, fragrance and grows in wet areas, might try it near the weeping willow
Back of house from shed. bench is under a black walnut tree. Maple tree leafed out in background. May 2014
Wonder if a PVC pipe tunnel would survive winter snow? I'd like to grow a vine on it, perhaps scarlet runner bean, jasmine or wisteria.
Gravel doesn't need mowing!
for the front yard
perennial beds curve into lawn area. Curves are easier to mow.
The freestanding vine support looks intriguing. Are the posts set in concrete?
Easy to refill pet watering as well as for humans to fill a pail or bottle.
Nice fence, effective against chickens, if their wings are clipped. I like the grouping of small planter boxes instead of our large ones.
rock dry/wet stream in front yard
I need a channel from driveway by the sunporch door
Another option for back yard
Ideas for our well head and turn-around parking area in front.
Per the ideabook: bamboo is able to withstand high wind and sun.
Long narrow box as a retaining wall or the edge of a patio or deck. I like the way this one is curved. It's a lot less humdrum.
Notice how the background plants are layered in height with most of the bright colors low and in front.
border of black-eyed Susan
interesting for along front walk
might consider spicebush along back property line, next to the woods.
Hmm - possibly