My identify is Clare Oliva, and I stay and backyard in northern New Jersey. Photographs of my backyard have beforehand been featured on Backyard Photograph of the Day (Clare’s Backyard in New Jersey Day 1 of two). Because the spring backyard was superb this yr, I believed I’d share some photos.
That is certainly one of my favourite views of the backyard—the aspect backyard in early spring (mid April). The large swath of forsythia (Forsythia spp., Zones 3–8) bushes on the finish of the trail, the tulips beginning to bloom, and the totally different textures and shades of inexperienced are a welcome sight after a protracted chilly winter.
Brightly coloured tulips are a feast for the eyes.
The brilliantly coloured petals of tulips are one of many iconic photographs of spring.
Trying down from the deck, this view exhibits the hedges, lawns, and paths that outline the totally different areas on this backyard.
Colourful creeping phlox (Phlox stolonifera, Zones 3–8) and the blue sky make a stunning scene.
The creeping phlox actually steals the present in early Could. It’s planted on the perimeters of a terrace and appears nice hanging over the stone partitions.
The creeping phlox is in full flower, with totally different varieties planted in sections to create huge blocks of good shade.
Right here the phlox is pulling out all of the stops, displaying off in practically each shade of pink attainable.
A glance past the Japanese maple ‘Tamukeyama’ (Acer palmatum ‘Tamukeyama’, Zones 5–9) exhibits the blooms of purple azaleas simply beginning to open.
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