New Place!

New Place!

About a week and a half ago, my husband and I moved into a new place. We went from an urban apartment yard of rubble to a lush, fertile, yards-in-all-directions, the-loudest-thing-the-neighbors-do-is-chop-wood, HOME. There are a total of five cats and five people -- we live in the in-law addition to the side, which is a separate building connected by laundry. The yard has been deemed my domain and I can do Whatever I Want with it. So, having finally settled in enough to begin figuring out what that is, here is my previous garden's endgame, my new "befores", and some plant ID questions. Caution, suuuuuuper image heavy... OLD GARDEN RIP, old pal. NEW BEFORES The yard immediately in front of and beside the addition contains a blue spruce, a willow, a black walnut, a maple, and a crab apple. There are also some large shrubs and a few hostas. --- There's a "basement greenhouse" of sorts immediately beneath our space. To the right of the door are 6 more windows, and this is the south-facing side. There are also multiple sockets for lights, but one has a problem we need to get fixed. I hope to grow stuff in here during the winter, using lights for fortification. --- In back, there is an existing veggie garden (full of blighted tomatoes), a deck for the main house, a drainage easement full of wild stuff, and a forest of trees, shrubs and vines, many of which have fruits of some kind right now. IDENTIFICATION In the drainage easement out back, a limited number of flora dominate. One is the odd cattail-lookin'-thing here and there. One with orange flowers might be spotted touch-me-not. I have no clue what the other two are. --- This stuff grows EVERYWHERE in the yard, I have no clue what it is. Any ideas? I put my hand in the pic to give a sense of scale. The stuff is very short and close to the ground, and the mower obviously has no effect on it. It seems to grow best in the north-facing front yard, which also has some moss growing in it. --- Back yard stuff -- there may be doubles, it's a crazy forest in places: One Two Three Four Five --- Apples? I know there's a crab apple beside the house -- but what's with this other stuff? Are they just unripe crab apples? Or maybe future apple-apples?! Apple 1 Apple 2 1 and 2 compared. Compared with crab apple: Apple 1, Apple 2, Crab Apple.
My Magical Room

My Magical Room

New room.

New room.

Spring flowers.. a little early! x posted

Spring flowers.. a little early! x posted

Condition: Guardedly Optomistic

Condition: Guardedly Optomistic

IDing mystery plants?

IDing mystery plants?

Agave seed pods

Agave seed pods