We’ve had this idea to have a nicely organized garden (mostly ornamental plants) that you can see off our back deck (the deck at the back of the house – not to be confused with other decks! 😉 ) We aren’t sure exactly when we first had the idea, but more or less since we moved in almost 5 years ago!
It’s been called “the English Garden” for a while since we have that image in our heads of beds with colour coordinated flowers… We had visitors last week that said: “No, it’s more like a French garden! Those are super organized.” We aren’t sure if it’s organized enough to be considered a traditional “French” garden but at any rate, we are in love with the new garden space.
Work on this space started several years ago. It will take a new more years to get it to a point that we are happy with it… It’s been challenging. It started as a space with very old, very tall trees, very close to the house. Those trees were mostly removed (except for two) 3 or 4 years ago.
Last year, new boards were put on the fence.
This year, we added the boxes, started on the disk pathways and straightened the fence a bit. Some perennial plants have been added, all with blue/purple or white flowers! Creeping thyme has been planted between some of the disks. Multi year project!