So I was cutting the lawn for the second time in two weeks, thanks to the unexpected and utterly fantastic rain, and realized that it’s been ages since I’ve taken pictures of the garden and things have really changed around here! The front flower moat is finally reaching the glorious stage of billowy, fragrant, low-water, viciously thorny, and colorful screening that I’d originally designed it to be. I now have near-complete privacy for my favorite hangout spot on my front porch. Good times.
I’ve gotta warn you guys that the front yard between the moat and the porch is a mess. Before we got rain, every tree in my yard was starting to drop leaves and fruit, and the rain washed it all onto the walk. I haven’t spent any time out there at all this week to clean up, aside from mowing, but at least the pictures give an idea of how much everything has filled in. As for the grasses growing between the pavers, that’s all being saved to be moved to two new beds in the backyard once the weather cools down in the fall (you can see the construction mess in that last wide photo of the back). It’s gonna be awesome. (I just spent the last two days sweating my ass off installing 65 feet of edging while the ground was still wet, so it’d freakin’ better be awesome.)
It’s pretty crazy to remember what this place looked like when I bought it back in 2006. One of these days, I need to do a before-and-after post.
Since it’s late and I no longer remember how to use WordPress and am perpetually cursed with wonky formatting issues, I am just gonna dump my photos here. TGIF!