A garden can change so much in 4 years time. I was going through old pictures on my hard drive yesterday and I found past garden memories. In 2005 we had an addition added to our house and replaced the country blue trim with a deep green as well as the white with a creamy yellow-tan color. My garden looked so different, I couldn’t get over it. It was nice to see how things have changed or evolved over the years.
This is my previous woodland garden. My original Crepe Myrtle was much taller before Hurricane Isabel destroyed it. You can also faintly see the old TV Antennae that was cemented into the ground. My husband removed it this past May & it has been relocated to my new garden bed as a trellis. My Nandinas have grown about 2-3 ft since this picture was taken and now there is a sidewalk that runs the length of this bed from the driveway to the gate (on the right).
Here is my bed before the Knockout Roses were planted here. I also had trellises that were mounted to the old aluminum siding with Peace Roses climbing roses growing on them.
Even the border bed that runs between my house looks different now. See that Miscanthus in the center, that was a mistake. And the Shasta Daisies only lasted for a couple of seasons. Most of the plants in this picture are still happily growing in this bed like the Asiatic Lillies, Peonies, Liatris, Crocosmia and Alliums.
I think the biggest change is probably in the Arbor bed. This bed has been modified alot since it was created 10 years ago. Plants have matured or long since expired. If you want to compare the changes that have happened in my garden beds over the past four years you can look here or here. I hope you enjoyed my trip down memory lane in the garden.