Front Yard on St. Patricks Day

It’s been a while since I’ve written about the front yard. Since I pass through it several times a day, and it’s so tiny, it’s the garden that I know most intimately. Even though it’s very public, I tried to encourage a sense of privacy. The patio is surrounded by shrubbery, and feels very much like a garden room. The bulbs have been in the ground for at east three years, and they’ve naturalized nicely. You can see here Iris reticulata and crocus. There’s also some nice Greigii tulips, snowdrops, miniature daffodils, starflowers, and muscari.

These benches came from the front yard of an elder on the block. He would sit on them all day, saying hello to everybody.

These benches came from the front yard of an elder on the block. He would sit on them all day, saying hello to everybody.

That's a Lonicera sempervirens (Coral honeysuckle) growing on the fence. It will be glorious this year.

That’s a Lonicera sempervirens (Coral honeysuckle) growing on the fence. It will be glorious this year.

 The iris needs dividing...

The iris needs dividing…

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