Garden in Summer of 2006 vs 2012…
Going back through old photo’s of our first summer here at Fishtail Cottage in 2006 and compared them to last years garden photo’s in 2012. It was pretty amazing what six years can do to create a sanctuary! Like most other Seattle gardens ~ our dirt is filled with mostly rocks and clay soil. Meaning that the top layer of dirt we add to our landscape can only do so much. Adding a new layer of black mulch (no bark), worms and natural recourses like my bunny and chicken poo throughout the landscape has definitely improved what I have to work with. Take a peek at what the change looks like over the past six years.
Front of the house
Front Left Garden
Left Garden Walkway
Back Yard Left Garden
Right Side Garden Pathway
Patio Garden Bed
Makes me look forward to what is coming in 2013…can only get bigger and better every year! To see what else I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoxo, tracie
good for plants. My Florida dry and
hot makes it so hard to create such
lush gardens.. quite a transformation
and so much work you have put into
I especially love the transformation of the front area by the gate, with the standard roses, etc...
*sigh* My landscaping project is not even off the ground yet. Come visit me will ya?? :)
I bought my house in 2001 and only took a few "before" pictures of the nightmare of a yard I inherited. Oh if only I had known a blog would be born 10 years later. :o)
It's really stunning. That's the best part of gardening, isn't it? The growth and transformation. I'd love to see it in person.
Cher Sunray Gardens
Yours is wonderful!
PS - Following you now so I don't miss the garden link party in May :)
The French Hutch
Thank you for visiting and for your invitation-I will be looking forward to May!
So nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my place and thanks for the invitation. Will definitely be there on May 2nd. Your garden has certainly bloomed into an oasis of colour and joy!
Looking forward to the garden party,
Stopping by from Botanic Bleu in Texas where our green season is right now... Your gardens will still be lush and green all summer...ahhh!
Thanks for your encouraging words on my post about a shad-speckled afternoon. I hope to stop by all summer for your garden posts beginning in May.
What a wonderful garden you have.
Ruthie from : http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com
just gorgeous love your home and your amazing garden~ inspiring
beautiful post and oics
- The Tablescaper