Remember back in April when I bravely shared photos of some of the, ahem, less attractive areas in my garden? If admitting you have a problem is the first step on the road to recovery, than this month I completed my journey. Here are the results of my garden renovation.
Before: I salvaged an old fountain and painted it blue to create a focal point at the end of my shady side garden. A nice idea, but the area was perpetually overgrown and weedy.
After removing virtually all the plants plus two birch trees (thanks for the design advice InterLeafer!) Nick built this wall for me and attached it to the existing fence. A dry-laid mini-patio of Golden Splendor flagstone with Salmon Bay pebbles in the joints createsa floor for a new container garden.