This is my attempt to chronicle the progress made around our home when it comes to the yard and my many garden projects, which is a continual work in progress.
Here are the links to previous articles in case you're interested:
My Landscaping Adventures Getting started in the front yard and an island of rock
My Landscaping Adventures- 2 The island border and a preview of the back patios
My Landscaping Adventures- 3 Back lower patio, firepit and cantilevered staircase
My Landscaping Adventures- 4 Upper Patio, deck and the beginning of backyard plantings
Now, amazingly there's still quite a lot to see. Let's take a look at how my front flowerbed and island has filled in, as well as the backyard plantings.
The Front Yard:
The Back Yard:
A few shots of the Island:
Now, it's all about the maintenance for these areas of the yard. I must be crazy, but I started adding another flowerbed out front by the road. Here's a glimpse into it's humble beginnings.
Remember the large pile of rocks from the first post? After building our first retaining wall and outlining the driveway we placed a few of the larger rocks out here, they sat like this for a couple years.
I always tell people to put in their structure first and then add plants. I didn't follow my own advice on this one. Once we got the berms in I went ahead and planted my trees and bushes, took perennials from others areas of my yard and bought a few more as well. I couldn't help myself. I still don't have any structure (beyond the berms that is) and it's probably been three years since I got this area planted. Still lots more to see but we'll save that for next time.
What are you working on in your yard?