My dad (the Master Gardener) sometimes gets invited to view private gardens in the local area. A few weeks ago we joined him on one of his visits. Often these folks have acreage but this incredible display was just someone's back yard on a city lot of average size.
It's amazing what these folks have done in a relatively short time span to turn their personal space into a sculpted paradise.
I felt especially lucky to have visited in the Spring to catch all the color and the many glorious shades of green.
'Tis like the birthday of the world,
When earth was born in bloom;
The light is made of many dyes,
The air is all perfume:
There's crimson buds, and white and blue,
The very rainbow showers
Have turned to blossoms where they fell,
And sown the earth with flowers.
- Thomas Hood