A while back I was planning a garden in the back of the house.
Today it’s finished, even if a little worse for the frost. The square thing over the sewer lid cover was an addition by the landlord. It’s an old concrete post support that we dug out of the side yard a few weeks ago. He says it’s to keep the kids from messing with the lid, but I think he just likes it.
There’s something about the balance between the two sides that doesn’t quite feel right, but I can’t figure out how to fix it. Maybe when the plants come up in the spring it will make it better. I have more gray limestone paving stones I could use to edge it, but I don’t think that would help. Maybe a whole different and larger shape to that garden on the right, like maybe following the angle of the driveway…
I took the plant divisions from this garden–hosta, iris, jade–so it should look something like this when it comes up in the spring:
I’m sort of leaning towards the last one, a sort of trapezoid, since a tiny strip of grass by itself is hard to maintain.