Two years in the making, I finally have a visual story of the progress (slow, but steady) in the backyard.
THE BACK, OF THE BACKYARD:
When I first moved in...
While the yard was cleaned up a bit, there was still that wire fence...
So we took out the fence, but it was accompanied by taking out a brick hearth. Messy.
New fence. Much better. Time to tackle the brick and planting some good stuff in the dirt.
Some well distanced planted perennials, that will explode next year (fingers crossed)
A little mulch helps in the back bed, and planted cornflowers and irises along the walkway
Some pretty blooming things
More pretty blooming things
The 5'x5' french vegetable garden
Vegetable garden expansion to 6'x20'
First veggie plantings, mid-May. I like the square pavers a lot for some reason.
Early June progress...it's coming in!
The grapevine really coming in, on the fence
Lovely little porch pots
And some potted herbs