this is how a garden grows. We have only been in this house for a short time, so I suppose I am not always patient with the progress of my gardening. However, I have to say that I'm not the kind of gardener who waits for perfect conditions either. I used to plan my garden on paper, until I realized that by the time I spent hours considering the soil, wind, heat, critter damage, weather conditions, color balance, etc. I didn't have time to garden. Now I just look around, throw something in the ground and if it does well and makes me smile, I leave it until I'm bored with it. I suppose that makes me very unprofessional, but hey, this is my therapy, not my job!
Anyway, I thought you might like to see the changes that are taking place in the little nook off the kitchen. I don't always get these photos to load in the order I intend, so let me say that this area was the "wood pile" when we moved in. It took me hours to clean it out and get it ready to plant. The drab photo is from that first month. The photos with flowers are from last year. The photo with the stone path is from today. I am hoping that the area will improve even more by the end of the summer. I have plans...well at least in my head I have plans.