Also, bear in mind that I do not know the names of any of the plants or trees that we have. I'm going to try not to unveil too much until he gets it the way he wants it (because there are still more things to plant and arrange). Really right now it looks kind of sad. But if he gets as much time to play in the dirt as he did a few years ago, it will look pretty awesome. When it comes to landscaping, the past 2 years have not been his shining moment of glory because he uprooted a lot of our trees & plants to re-landscape and level out. Whatever that means! He hauled in more dirt and every time grass would start sprouting...he would haul in more dirt. So our backyard consisted mostly of dirt for that season---It was so sad and desperate looking!! That's why I'm ecstatic about a few green leaves and what-not. We no longer have to water dirt and make believe!
This tree will get full and turn a bright red. Then it's leaves will become light and feathery. They will turn charcoal in color. It actually looks like smoke is hovering around it. Hence the name: Smoke Tree.
This bush is up by our house. It's another one that does some pretty amazing metamorphosis as the season progresses. I don't know what all he has planned for this garden, but he usually changes it up every season. Now if we could just keep our daughter from accidentally "parking" her car in any of it.
I Don't know what it is. But it's pretty, right?
This is one he has in one of his gardens in our backyard. Look! It's trying to do it's thing.
OK. That's enough for now. I'm beginning to feel ashamed of myself for prying into his private work before it is completed or it has time to come into it's beauty. But will I delete this post? Heavens NO! Let's just keep it between ourselves, shall we?