Now, I must say the latest work on this project has taken almost two weeks because progress only happens between my 8-month-old son's naps and after bedtime. This means there's lots being done at dusk and by the soft glow of a street light. I've become quite used to waking up and really seeing it for the first time!
I've also noticed people slowing to scope out this northeast portion of the garden. I prefer to think they're admiring it and therefore it's adequate to share with the Garden Bloggers Design Workshop, which this month highlights front yards.
Purples, pinks, grey-blues and shots of yellow make up the garden's primarily cool color palette. This happened almost by accident, considering I didn't think I really liked purple or pink. However, I'm drawn to certain plants with those color characteristics: Hebe "Amy," Heuchera "Purple Majesty," weeping cherry. They all have calming colors that complement the house.