Watching a new garden evolve over a period of time whether it be weeks, months or years can be interesting. In May I created what I call the “New Garden” for lack of another name at the moment. That might change come next season even though it is a baby compared to the rest of my garden which ranges in age from 5-11 years old. A couple of names I have tossed around in my head are the ‘Shed Garden’ and the ‘Butterfly Garden’. Haven’t made any decisions yet on that. Anyhow, this bed did very well for it’s first summer and fall. Here are some pictures to show you the progress it made in 6 months:
As you can see in this picture it was a pretty pitiful area with not much to look at other than a couple of Azaleas around a birdbath and feeder. Spaz doesn’t seem that impressed with it either. Look at the possibilities!
Well that’s a little better. At least you can see how it began. The grass has been removed, amendments added and tilled in properly. The birdbath and Azaleas will stay to give it a jumping off point.
I bought some plants but underestimated the amount of space I was really dealing with. Hmmm…it needs more plants! Great start though.
At this point more perennials have been added and the Angelina have found their new home. They were so small when it first began. A trellis has been replaced with a nicer one and two Clematis have found a home.
Barely a month later and everything has grown like crazy!!! Lots of blooms and the garden is in it’s glory. No serious drought yet. I wish I had one of August but unfortunately I didn’t take any photos then. Too hot to linger out there maybe?
September 14th and fall has arrived in the ‘New Garden’ at last. Can you believe how much everything has shot up? I know there are still some blank spaces but it takes time for a garden to mesh together. The grasses are glorious and create some movement.
It’s November 30th and the months have wreaked havoc on my summer garden. The grasses are yellow, the bed is full of leaves and the blooms are gone. But it was glorious while it lasted. Wasn’t that fun watching my garden evolve over the past 6 months? Thanks Tina for the idea. She gave me the idea with her post about a year in her Perennial Garden which you can read here.