Just to show what's growing "back there".
This is the area where I found the pink rose I planted by the front door.
Ivy, vinca major, and other things slither along the ground back here.
An old patio table and chair next to the flowering quince.
Ditch lilies. These now inhabit the daylily bed and the perennial area.
Another mahonia and a 7' tall camellia behind it.
A forest of tiny maples.
The "sky" from here.
towards the street
Hardy Orange. Poncirus trifoliata
A butchered Mock Orange.
I need to turn my attention to the front of the house now. The gardens are almost done aside from tending. I need to start thinking about replacing the brick and covered porch with something more in keeping with the style of the house and yard. I'm leaning towards a trellis and large rails with wood stairs. It would be simple to build after all the brick is removed. I'd even have the materials for my firepit.
I'm almost ashamed to show that picture. I'm heading back outside. 57, sunny, and windy.