Here’s a quick look at the backyard from our side yard area. Of course the ugly but necessary heat/AC unit sits on the right so please ignore that now that I’ve pointed it out and drawn your attention to it. 😉 On the left is a rain garden with a river birch and ornamental grasses. Caryopteris will form a blue border of shrubs along in the fall along the grass path. A snowball viburnum is on the right and if you look past it you will see another viburnum (arrowwood) and a few irises to the right. I’m a sucker for viburnums and if you were to walk just a little farther past Mr. Snowball you would see a ‘Burkwood’ viburnum and a ‘Shasta’ viburnum. The snowball viburnum is the least favorite of the viburnums in my garden – it doesn’t produce berries to sustain the birds because it’s sterile.