I have been wanting to add progressive garden photos here for a while, I usually add them to my blog here on ATP but thought this more fun for multiple follow -ups throughout the seasons.
We moved here in late March 2011 and the garden was just overgrown shrubs on a 1/2 acre lot. Coming from a tiny city lot, this was almost overwhelming to me, to actually have room to plant larger things! I brought over 600 potted plants with me, 1 gal. sized on up! Yes, I am a nutty plant collector, ask my family how bad it is, they helped with multiple truckloads of just plants, a 95 mile trip each time! I even left many pots behind for the new owner, who promptly let them die. I still regret leaving them.
The garden had some bones though, pathways and a sprinkler system, but last owner neglected everything. We had several of the overgrown shrubs removed to open things up.
Now since I am a plant collector coming from a small city lot, I have become a plant crammer too and despite a larger area now, I still tended to plant things close together. Hey, my philosophy, no room for weeds that way and it quickly becomes a jumbled cottage garden I love.
This was March 2012, exactly one year after moving here. And the second pictures was taken exactly 2 months later.
These were taken a couple of days ago, after 4 years here.