Springtime in my neighborhood offers a bounty of gardening ideas and inspiration. I'm constantly learning and I suspect our front yard will have several more years before it looks the way I imagine it in my mind. This winter I realized that when we did our landscape overhaul last spring, we'd planted mostly deciduous perennials and, boy, was our yard blank and brown-looking in the dead of January! So, I'm carefully planning out where we will plant some evergreen shrubs this fall, in hopes of maintaining a little color and interest throughout the year.
I do like that our yard is on the shady side and lends itself to a woodland look. Here are some pretty gardens I've taken note of on my recent neighborhood walks. Clearly I have a thing for Japanese maples, sweet woodruff, and delicate ferns!