I have a large garden in Australia. There are three main parts to the garden: The Arboretum – we like to call it that, but it’s actually just a small former sheep paddock into which we’ve crammed as many trees as possible; the riparian area, which can only be planted with indigenous species; and the main garden that’s visible from the house, with the lawns, shrubs, roses, perennials, veggie beds, and more trees. I planted most of these deciduous trees between 2001 and 2003. The orchard, the gum trees, the cypresses, and some of the poplars were already there when we bought the property in March, 2000.
Maple – October Glory.
Scarlet oak and willow.
Oak, willow and Lipstick maple – October Glory.
Red oak and willow.
Poplars and cypress beside the secret path.
The creek with fallen gum trees making useful bridges for wildlife.
The shed fridge comes in handy for taking the overflow of tulip bulbs from the household fridge.