The view from the road, driveway to the left.
Coming to the front door, the lavender hedge is a little beat up from rain a couple of days ago.
Behind you, the butterfly garden bursting with colour and the butterfly bushes just starting to flower.
The rest of the front yard. See the Annabelle hydrangea in the distance...
From our front door.
Looking down the north side of the house, two rain barrels here.
Heading towards the arbour into the backyard, the Japanese garden is on the right.
Bird garden and trial bed for Proven Winners shrubs.
The garden shed hubby built me with electricity and running water and the friendship garden to the left of the path.
The moon garden, planted with white blooms has to undergo a change as it has transitioned to a shade garden with the backyard trees maturing.
Pond and waterfall, prolific with water lilies. The reading garden is in the upper left corner where the bench is.
The tea house that hubby also built me, a delightful place to sit for afternoon tea listening to the soothing sound of the waterfall.
As we head back towards the house, a hosta garden is nestled under the dwarf cable apple tree. This year I've started adding a few heuchera and astilbes.
The south side of the house leading back to the front will be ablaze in golden blooms on the left when the drifts of goldenrod 'Fireworks' open. The third rainbarrel can be seen in the top right corner.
Do come back to the teahouse where we can sit and chat. This photo of course is from earlier when the peonies were flowering.
I hope you've enjoyed the tour around our home. My husband is a handy guy and did all the grunt work to create the gardens, pond and structures...thank you honey!
Happy Gardening, Take Time for Tea.