So now that the laundry room is done, and just in time for Spring fever too, I am conducting interviews with different projects around the house to see which is most worth my time. While I was on an emergency library run for Matil, I found myself walking the aisles… which always starts right around 770 in the Dewey Decimal System… (Photography).
Scanning forwards and backwards from there leads me to a few more of my favorite things… bathroom remodeling, fine woodworking, art collections, and this… landscaping. They had a lot of fancier books, bigger books, and probably “better books,” but I selected this one because it is a simple book with a lot of pictures, and simple instructions.
You see… we are not looking to recreate the Queen’s Garden, not yet at least, but I believe that with some basic knowledge we will be well on our way to filling this raised bed that I built a couple years ago. Don’t get me wrong- we have had success here, but I want it to be a lot fuller than it has been, and with more perennial colors. I am accepting suggestions. : )
Here is some shots from 2014 and 2015: (Click the thumbnails to enlarge)
Do you like the way I cut that top stone to fit the curve? I’m no stone mason, but I am kinda proud of that. : )
So anyway, that is where we are at. Let me know if you have any recommendations for Jersey. I am looking for flowers, variety, and flowering ground covers that works in part-sun. The front of our house faces West, so the morning glory sunshine is reserved for the garden in the back yard. That is Emile’s playground.
Check it out: