Marilyn is one of several sisters-in-law who has a green thumb and can nurture her yard into a thing of beauty. I have not yet cultivated this talent, as I seem capable of only growing plants in pots on my back patio and in the front entryway.
I hope to someday turn my brown thumb into a green one (even if it’s only chartreuse, LOL) - although my garden could never rival Marilyn’s, whose garden we see today…
Marilyn had a waterfall and koi pond installed several years ago, and it has evolved into this masterpiece. She has several gazing balls, stone statuaries, and some pottery leading up to the back of the elevated fall.
Here, her little toadstool ornaments dot the path to the area where you can stand and watch the fish swim among the rocks and water plants.
Under the watchful eye of the stone turtle sunning himself on the rocks , water gently cascades down the stair-stepped rocks surrounded by hostas, grasses, and flowers.
Marilyn’s most recent addition to the pond is this bubbler whose light changes colors every half minute, or so. You can see the koi beyond the haze on the pond’s surface.
The back of the shaded yard is loaded with day lilies on one side and hydrangeas on the other. Marilyn has several varieties of green, white, and pink hydrangeas this year. The little iron bench is nestled under three trees. Do you see her birdhouses on the larger tree?
apologies for the fuzzy picture . . . .
A colorful rooster, who looks as if he is ready to crow, tops this sunflower bird feeder.
This lone pink hydrangea is nestled amongst the ivy and between two pine trees.
Stop by Susan’s blog, A Southern Daydreamer, to see what she and others are showing for their Outdoor Wednesday.