Whats up! My identify is Renee and I reside in Memphis, Tennessee. I needed to share my again backyard in 4 seasons in addition to “earlier than” footage. I began engaged on this space of my backyard in early 2020; the “earlier than” footage are from February 2020. Each little bit of this I did myself.
Once I began I had 5 mature timber and an in any other case clear slate to work with. My backyard is roughly 5 occasions longer than it’s extensive, so I made a decision to create a curved grass path going across the far nook. I began with including evergreens for construction and some decorative timber for focal factors. I constructed across the two present mature pink dogwood timber (Cornus florida, Zones 5–9) as a way to actually spotlight them, as a result of they’re stunning in each season. Since then I’ve added layers of shrubs and perennials primarily based on variation of peak, texture, and coloration. I’ve additionally tried so as to add curiosity for each season. I like to make use of repetition of coloration and texture in my backyard to attract the attention down the trail. Blue is definitely my favourite coloration, so I take advantage of it typically all through my backyard so as to add distinction and curiosity. In a number of areas I’ve used pots to position vegetation that may finally must be moved to make room for the shrubs and timber as they mature.
It’s laborious to consider it’s solely been three rising seasons since I began this transformation. I’m excited to look at my backyard develop and mature by the years.
One other view from earlier than the backyard transformation—just about a clear slate to make sure!
Quick-forward simply two years to April 2022 and wow! It’s a backyard now. The pink dogwoods and crimson foliage from Japanese maples (Acer palmatum, Zones 5–9) convey lots of coloration to the spring scene.
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