Tuesday, September 26, 2006

1 year

October 1st will be 1 year since we moved in this house
and my garden will be 1 year old.
The first thing I did, even before taking pictures of the place,
was to move these stones to form a path on the side of the house.
A pile of red bricks has become the border.

This is what it looks like now.
I still have a large spot to fill in the lower left corner,
and maybe a little spot on the right.

I have moved the elephant ear to the other side of the house.
It stands out more here and it seems a lot happier too.
It had no problems being moved.


Blogger Annie in Austin said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary - and on remembering to take some 'before' photos, so you can see how much you've done. Sooner or later you'll be inspired with just the right plant for the lower left corner.

It looks pretty lush in your garden, Amy - our weather was too dry this summer. My fatsia croaked, and the elephant ears stayed puny. Maybe I'll try another fatsia because the leaves are so cool.

Do you have any banana shrub/Michelia in your yard? You like fragrant plants and the little magnolia-type flowers do smell good in spring.


10:13 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Yeah I do actually,
but it doesn't seem to smell that
much unless your nose is right
next to the flower.
I wonder if it is just a bad version? I've never seen them anywhere else.

8:14 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Happy garden birthday! It's so nice to be able to see the evolution of the garden as it grows...hope you show us again next year!

10:15 PM  
Blogger Nutbuk Ug Bulpin said...

Wishing you all the best for your first year planting/gardening anniversary! I wish to have a garden like that, esp how you made the transformation. Lovely!

3:05 AM  
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