The garden in winter (January 1997)
Yoshino Cherry Tree, planted on the north side of the house.
Azaleas and ferns in the area near the garage.
Directly behind the house. The river birch on the left was taller than the house ten years later.
Looking toward the back of the house. Spring 1998
Roses along the fence on the north side. The white one in the middle is "Marie Pavie" and is still living today.
The spring garden flush with new growth.
In April of 1998, we had a privacy fence installed along the back border of the property.
Rose "New Dawn" on the north fence. May 1997
The spring border with roses, peonies and other perennials.
Looking through the pergola. The rose on the archway straight ahead is "Veilchenblau".
The Gallica rose "Charles de Mills". The large white rose in the background is "Sea Foam".
A young Japanese Maple surrounded by hostas, azaleas and other shade plants.
This little patio was made in the spring of 1997. The pavers came from our former garden at the little apartment down the street.
Rose "Veilchenblau" on the archway, Hydrangea "Annabelle" in the center.
Roses planted on the bank outside the fence in front of the house. May 1997
The white rose is "Alba Meidiland"
The border in the south garden. The large red rose in the back is "FJ Grootendorst". May 1997
Climbing rose "Cecile Brunner" over the back door. May 1997.
Achillea "The Pearl" with daylilies.
This bank was a pain to mow and maintain. We decided to cover it with hydrangeas.
Yarrow and purple coneflower (June 1997)