Today’s photos are of Suzie Hoyt’s garden in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Over the past 10 years she has been transforming her yard into a beautiful garden. She and her family have done all the work themselves.
Spring in my backyard, looking from the deck of the house. This area used to be an in-ground pool with a yard. Long story short, the pipes burst in an exceptionally cold winter, and we decided to take out the pool. This is what I decided to replace it with. The structure around the pond in the center of the photo is to prevent the fish from becoming the heron’s lunch.
This may be the cutest “before” photo ever! This is the yard with the pool as it was before Suzie started turning it into her garden. Suzie’s husband is mowing the lawn, while her oldest son (who is now 25) helps out from behind.
Summer in the garden means lush shrubs and perennials.
A simple path through the garden beckons you on, inviting you in to explore.
Another path through the garden, lined with dense plantings of flowering perennials.
Another spring view, looking out to the rest of the garden. Not all the yard has been transformed into perennial plantings; a grassy play area for children remains.
Fish in the garden pond. The grid of string over the water protects the fish from hungry herons.
The side yard. It is shadier here but still full of plants and color.
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