This is my home.
Here's what you'd see on the highway as you approached my region. Vast tracts of forest punctuated by blueberry land - that's the "bare" patches you can see. They aren't really bare - just kept mowed down to allow the native lowbush blueberry plants to thrive.
You would see my house, and perhaps notice that the garden beds are a bit chaotic at the moment, but I've been working quite hard on this one you see below. After I yanked out great swaths of bishop's weed (and that battle won't be over for years either, since that weed is a tough one to eradicate), along with boatloads of mulleins, goldenrod, and other things I didn't want, I was surprised to find two healthy looking daylily plants and a nice hosta. These could not even be seen before I started working on renewing the garden bed. One must search for beauty sometimes! There are lots of other former flower beds that need my attention all around the property.Viburnum opulus (snowball bush) shrubs which have been covered in blossoms, as well as clouds of Hesperis matronalis (sweet rocket) in lilac and pink, which smell heavenly and also are a bee feasting ground! You can see a lot of the mulleins in the foreground, yet to be removed!