This time last year our yard was one giant pile of wood chips. Since then we have put in six fruit trees, 13+ fruiting shrubs, 7 vegetable beds and many perennial flowers. And there is way more to go--our yard isn't nearly at capacity.
But you can't really see any of the plants here because they're all dormant. The horticultural equivalent of a Rick Roll?
Here are some close-ups of the beautiful colors of fall and then some yard photos at the end.
If you are considering planting your yard, I say go for it. Just do a little dreaming over the winter, plant a few things, and see what happens. Nothing has to be perfect. The earth doesn't care. It just wants you to add some plants that will bring the tickly feet of insects and reawaken your sense of wonder.