Looking back it's difficult to believe the transformation of the once neglected & wild area on the north side of my house.
A gently sloping plot, bare with the exception of a few scraggly madrones, spindly bushes, seasonal weeds, and a gigantic dish satellite tower, it was an ugly eyesore.
But now this spot has now become one of my favorite places on the property, producing the majority of the spring and summer flowers for the house, with plenty to give away. It is a glorious place to relax, dine, and entertain in the warmer months.
Stepping through one of the gates, I am immediately transported to another place and another time. I'd love to share the progress of the first year with you. My good buddies have already seen these, so thanks for your patience. I'll get back to cooking in the next entry. :)
Taking shape, litte by little.
Above is my "Sweetheart" garden. It's planted exclusively with fragrant flowers which bloom from late winter through fall.
The spring bulbs are emerging as you can see. Now it's time to prepare the summer beds, to assure continuious color.
The first of the early Daffodils, Spring 2008
Early Spring ~