This is my family's backyard in 1956. It was in Rochester, Indiana. My dad took this photo and I added the artistic effect. The yard was amazing. After entering through the gate, you came upon a small pond that had goldfish in it. There were flowers all around the pond and backyard. I especially remember the lily of the valley that flourished behind those hedges.
We moved to a bigger house sometime in the late 50s. I took a road trip to Rochester in 2005 to take photos of the different places we lived. Unfortunately that backyard garden is gone. This is what it looks like now. It's quite sad.