Welcome To My Home And Gardens!

I invite you to take a stroll through my front yard garden.  It is hard to believe that when we purchased this house ten years ago there was only a few old Junipers, some Yews, trees and grass.  Over time I have slowly expanded my gardens and now I have very little grass left.  I try to use repetition to provide unity-I feel it helps keep my gardens from looking to "busy".  These plants I repeat are Calamagrostis acutiflora "Karl Foerester",  Dark leaved Heuchera,  and Dark leaved Physocarpus (shrubs) along with a few others.  I also rely heavily on leaf color instead of flowers.  This helps to keep my garden interesting at all times of the year-even winter:-))  You might also notice I prefer curves to straight lines and I use trenches for edging except for the areas where my stairs are at.  This pic is taken from across the street from my house:
This is the other side of my yard:
Here is a picture taken from the bottom of my driveway:
My stairs I built:

At the top of my stairs:
My foundation plantings:
My path that leads to my side yard:
Another view:
The other set of stairs I built:
At the top:
Thanks for taking a stroll with me through my front gardens!  I hope you enjoy them-I know I sure do!  Next time we will visit the backyard and the side yards.

If you have any questions feel free email me or leave a comment!

Happy Planting!



  1. looks great. Can't wait to get back out in mine. Come on spring.

    1. Thanks! I can't wait either-winter seems so long up here:-))

  2. Really pretty. And so colorful. Love those steps. I have a great love for stone in any garden!

    1. Thank you! I love stone and rock too! I put in those steps because my yard was so sloped I got sick of slipping down the hill when it was wet!

  3. Do you have the details of how you built the steps in the 2nd to last photo "the other set of stairs I built"? We have a grass slope to the back 'garden' (just a rough grass plot but I have plans!) and it badly needs steps. The combination of shingle and stone would help with the drainage - we live in Scotland and it rains a lot!

  4. You have a beautiful home, and you can tell by what you are sharing; that you have a love for plants and a quality for details in landscaping. What region arr you in? It looks sunny there. I live in a region that is mostly cold and rain region.