A four year old garden
My garden is now four years old. Some shots of the back garden over the years:
My "garden" in July, 2004. The only thing planted is the little alba rose, Celestial, over on the left side. It was just dirt when we moved in, a brand new fresh neighborhood. I had ordered the Celestial that spring, and wanted to get it into the ground while they were still building the houses. I put a brightly colored plastic bag around it to protect it from the tractors. That's me with a watering can, just finished watering my freshly seeded meadow.
Two years later, with not much money to spend, there is a lot of grass. Several small trees from the old house, from seeds, and given to me from various people. The meadow in the far end turned into a patch of weeds.
Four years later. The Celestial is a huge bush, the trees are taller than me, and flower beds have been dug. More roses and other shrubs have been added. The meadow is now "Peppermint Woods": several trees and a big patch of peppermint. Still on a very tight budget, I think it is looking fairly nice. 2 more years, we'll be in the clear, and maybe I can get a greenhouse! And more roses.. *dreams*