Later that year, the trellis was destroyed in a storm, and as much as I tried to keep the garden trimmed and weeded and healthy, it has just kept getting away from me these last two years. It is hard for me to spend time over there when there are so many other projects demanding attention. Right now, it's looking pretty bad, but this year I hope to turn it around and keep it beautiful with regular - minimal - maintenance. Here is a "Before" picture for 2012.
|Why did the Chickens Cross the Road?|
I pruned, weeded, and raked for like four hours today (with the help of chickens, of course), and there is still a lot to do, but I made some progress.
|Lavender, Tea Roses, and a Shrub That I Kind of Hate|
I have big plans for this garden. Hopefully we will spend afternoons drinking lemonade and enjoying the flowers across the street all summer long.