There is an old Chinese saying that “when the house is finished, the man dies” – I think the same saying goes for gardeners.
I always take a picture of the front garden beds after I get finished working on them in the springtime, usually the beginning to middle of June. The following pictures are from June 2011 (top) and 2012 (bottom). Once the annuals I planted start blooming, I’ll take a picture again. I think the work hubby and I did will really make a difference (expanded the bed slightly and put lawn edging in, with lots of mulch).
June 18, 2011
June 4, 2012
I’m quite pleased with the fact that the garden is mostly perennials, but still gives such a nice show of flowers from the middle of April until the beginning of July. Now to figure out what shrubs to replace the “Rose of Sharon” shrubs alongside the sidewalk with.