yard, Japanese dogwood in the front, Japanese red maple by the bench, magnolia with small (for a magnolia) pale yellow flowers on the right
the embankment to the south, still fluffy with 2m high weeds
What is a creature with the body of a cat and the head of a yellow iris called?
trees from the left, red maple, summer camelia, ??, Japanese green maple
strawberries to the left (I picked off all the flowers so no strawberries in 2008), tomatoes to the right of the strawberries, the unfortunate green peas behind the tomatoes and cucumbers to the left. Summer camelia behind the slide, green Japanese maple front right, and I don't know what the tree behind it is called.
I am originally from Hamden, CT, USA. I have lived in Gifu, Japan since 2000. We moved to this house on June 30, 2007 and started to work on the garden immediately. Our yard was a completely barren sand lot when we moved in. I am currently mostly a SAHM to our three daughters, M (6/2004), L (10/2006), and K (5/2011). I teach English to children two days a week from our detached house.