Yard of the Week – Barb Elliston

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This large front yard at 166 Hillcrest Drive in Appleton is surrounded by mature trees and shrubs including blue spruce, maple and hydrangea. 

Three beds near the road host a colourful display of perennials and annuals which extends to pots on the front porch and a wheelbarrow that cascades with blooms.  At the front of the house, a red clematis climbs a trellis and is accompanied by a shrub bed of varying heights and colours including evergreens, arctic willow, barberry, burning bush, spirea and roses.   Many of the beds are edged with natural stone.  Seating on the porch and in the garden welcome guests.  The flower beds carry through to four displays in the backyard which hosts a prominent European Larch tree.