A quick walk about today. Come join me…. in the front yard. The small Loropetalum just might grow into a large shrub over time. Previous owners planted all the rhododendrons. Now for the back yard. This is an overall view from the sauna’s deck. Here you are looking back toward the sauna, across a newly planted area. To the left of the above photo is a path to a “secret trail”. From the deck you can see 3 trees: a dogwood, a small variegated cornus alternifolia, and a full moon maple. Here are a few of the rhododendrons. The pale pink ones are powerfully scented. There is lots of work going on with perennials and clematis. My fingernails tell the story! It is also time for watering things daily. There is not much room for a vegetable garden . Almost all sunny areas are devoted to clematis .