They planted zoysia grass in the front AND the back, dogwood trees, Japanese maples, large oaks and maples (and a couple of trees that I don't know their names), hostas, azaleas, a fig tree, blueberry bushes, a snowball bush, a holly tree, roses (climbing and miniature), creeping flox, hydrangeas, crepe myrtles....the list goes on but I don't know the names of all the others.
Please don't think I'm bragging since we didn't do anything except buy the house. It's all such a blessing! I'm trying to learn how to care for everything as best I can. I know nothing at all about roses and I thought I'd almost killed them last year. However, they've leafed out beautifully this spring and it looks like there's lots of buds forming. I've got to do some serious reading up on the care of roses though--if you have any advice for me at all feel free to share!
Here are some shots from my yard that I took today, just had to share them with you!
in the front yard: an azalea bush in very full bloom
in the front yard: a Japanese maple
in the front yard: a close up of the lambs' ears coming up
looking into the backyard: roses on the fence with dogwood trees behind
in the backyard: dogwoods, a Japanese maple, creeping flox
in the backyard: trumpet vine
The Princess enjoying the Spring day
(blueberry bushes in the background)