While my mother is in the hospital, I’ve been helping out at my parents’ house a bit. I thought you and she might enjoy a little peek at her gardens.
I realize I was incredibly lucky to spend part of my childhood in such a beautiful place.
When we moved into this house, this Japanese Maple tree was shorter than I. Now it is my children’s favorite climbing tree.
Over the years the backyard habitat has changed from sun to shade, as the trees have grown and matured. This has made it harder to grow vegetables, but ideal for shade plants with their jewel-colored flowers.
And all the gardens benefit from a backdrop of woods.
My mother has put a lot of love and care into these gardens. I’m glad my children are able to enjoy them, too.