This is a backwards before and after. The better one is "before." Wait, you are thinking this is supposed to be a positive blog. Well, it is. The positive thing has to do with my plans for this summer. But first, the pictures. Here is my lower flower garden in 2003 looking toward the house.
And the view of the same garden from the other direction.
I'm hoping this wasn't the last year that it really looked good, but I can't prove it with pictures since then. Are you ready for the bad news... the "after" as in, now? These are the same views.
You can just see a little clear space where I've started trying to find the garden.
I know that absolutely nothing was done there for the past two years because I was off hiking too much. But this summer, I'm just going to enjoy playing in the dirt when I can. I've got the front beds cleaned up pretty well, so now I get to find out what's still alive down in this bed. The soil is terrible, almost all the plants I have I got for free, and the deer and rabbits are murder on it (literally). But I have fun.
So that's the quality item. I am staying closer to home this year, so I'll be spending some time on this mess. We'll see what I can recover.
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