Okay, you’ve asked to see more, so here’s my back garden at its most colorful. Old-timers might suggest that spring isn’t the most interesting time in the garden, and I see the point. But after winter don’t we deserve a big jolt of color? Sure we do, even if it’s azaleas at their gawdiest.
So I cleared the jungle, contacted a local nursery for their free-design-with-plants, and did exactly what the designer told me to do – and never regretted it. Hell, I’m still thanking the now nameless and faceless young woman who created the garden’s first shape, with its inviting path into the woods. Though the borders have gradually gotten larger and the lawn smaller over the years, the spirit of the original design lasts. I added the drystream four years ago and now it’s so integral to the feel of the space, I can’t remember it not being there.
I’ll be sharing lots of ground views and plant close-ups throughout the season. Pretty soon I won’t remember the bad old days of having no one to share my garden photos with.