|cherry trees in front yard|
I haven't looked over the whole yard yet to see exactly what's growing, but we have two huge cherry trees and three Japanese laceleaf maples in the front yard.
|Japanese laceleaf maple tree|
I have never had laceleaf maples in a yard before, and they are wide compared to their height with a mushroon/mounding shape. The leaves are very lacy and delicate-looking.
|Japanese laceleaf maple leaves|
The backyard is small with maples, oaks, and other trees and backs up to a heavily wooded area that is a highway for the deer and foxes. I've forgotten what it's like to live with deer. My son brought me some coleus to plant under the two cherry trees in front, which were promptly chewed on by the deer.
|backyard and woods beyond|
There are red and white azalea bushes on the side and front of the house which are badly in need of pruning. I'll survey the rest of the yard soon, and start some pruning. I may grow some vegetables and flowers in pots inside the backyard fence so the deer won't get them. But first I have to find the rest of my dishes.