My garden looking out toward the neighbors house. Gardening here is a challenge since the soil is very heavy clay. We are at the lowest spot in town so it stays wet until at least the end of June. We can generally count on snow by October. Not to mention that several of our closest neighbors to the right, do NOTHING about their weeds and animals, (Including cattle!) coming in and doing their business in my yard and trampling my flowers. But I'm trying.
This completes the walk through our Garden. I hope, you enjoyed it as much as I liked it to share. A higher resolution would show more detail, but still, the different textures and shades of maroon & green makes it somewhat interesting. Maybe next year, my health will allow me to garden again as I used to. Just say a little prayer for me, thanks.
Had these beds for several years. The foreground bed used to be a strawberry garden where now, the mix of perennials (includes irises in back), herb (oregano, at left) and annuals, reduces planting to a minimum, as I am now 71 yrs old and been gardening for 30 yrs. The plant in front of the sedum is the Poinsettia plant we've had since Christmas of 2007.
This is our work area - seeding trays, transplanting seedlings, potting containers -most important - using rain water to hand water everything that needs a drink. We have 3 barrels & 4 lg. water containers, that we fill only with tap water, if no rain fell. Never use a hose.These containers & barrels empty within a day, mostly for container gardening. This year, I used the containers for Carrots, Cucumbers & Tomatoes, as well as my seeded Geraniums, which I grew from seeds saved last fall.
I enjoy creating garden scenes. The hardscaping must be planned first. 80% of this photo is hardscape design, 20% is plant material. I strongly support complete master planning before any landscaping is started. This small expenditure saves thousands in the long run.