It began as compacted clay tucked into the woods with a Japanese cedar planted three feet from the corner of the house. Over the years, layers of compost and mulch promoted lush growth and helped the planting transition into a sunnier garden once town homes replaced the canopy. Back when the canopy was still there, the pleached white-flowering loropetalums werre more striking. First two pairs before and afters. Some of the more interesting plants here are camassia, a 'Murasaki kiyohime' maple, and three 'Lemon Drop' deciduous azaleas.