A pollinator’s paradise, the front yard features a native wildflower rain garden in place of lawn. Moving down the side of the house predominantly native plants gradually transition to fruit trees and brambles with a child-centered backyard including a “treehouse” grape arbor, raised vegetable beds, and a small patio.
Corner lot on Brookside and 63rd. Landscape featuring various flowers, shrubs and trees. Much stone work incorporated in the landscaping with a few fairies, sprites, gnomes and forest creatures to create smiles!
Our garden and deck are the center of entertainment and dining from spring through fall. From our table we can view the display change from daffodils and tulips to a variety of perennials including roses, daisies, coneflowers, clematis, trumpet vine and hydrangeas. Hostas are the anchor of our landscape.
Flower beds with some emphasis on native species; a pergola with clematis and wisteria; a square-foot vegetable garden; blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. We draw in butterflies, bees and birds by creating habitat and offering bird food while keeping away groundhogs and skunks. Debra has lots of herbs which she dries for use in cooking, medicinal purposes and herbal teas.
The backyard is planted in shades of pink and has a quirky up-cycled water feature. Front and side yards have pops of jewel-toned color. Most plants were started from seed in a greenhouse in early spring, with a focus on perennials and biennials. The garden beds were created within the last four years, and are always expanding and evolving!