My name is Cindi Jacobs, and I live in Wayland, Massachusetts.
I have been gardening for years and in this home since 1997. We have 12 perennial beds and one acre of land. Today’s pictures are from our backyard.
This first photo shows our firepit area. In the way back is the veggie garden (not yet planted) and a practice skiing slide. One success I’ve had was building the firepit area myself; however, it didn’t come without challenges. In fact, I have changed the flooring three times: from pea stone to river rock and now to teak squares that clip together. The teak flooring is the most comfortable and the easiest to clean.
I enjoy walking paths, multiple places to sit, and seeing “treasures” in the gardens. This path leads to the front of the house.
Scenes from late summer
My son and daughter used to climb this tree, and one old sign remains.
I love using containers with annuals for season-long color and interest. Two of my favorite annuals are variegated ivy (Hederahelix, hardiness depends on the cultivar, but all can be used as annuals) and licorice plant (Helichrysum petiolare, Zones 9–10 or as an annual), as they last all season.
The pool area is landscaped with pea stone. Texture and hardscape are just as important as the plants themselves.
This is a close-up of the summer blooms in the pool area. The distant brick path leads to the back door.
Another view of spring blooms. Over the past several years, I have thinned out the iris by giving away more than 30 plants a season. If you’re in my neck of the woods and need iris, look no further. I learned how quickly they multiply and take over. My advice is to use them with care.
Looking forward to spring weather!
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