the Front Garden after 1 year

One year ago we were house hunting and Edmonton and found our new home.  Since then, I (and a few helpers) have done a whole lot of back-breaking work, digging up grass, removing rock mulch, cutting down the spruce, digging up roots, and planting. Here’s the result after one year.0817aug-002

In reflecting back on these garden changes I suddenly realized that everything in the front garden (top) has been planted by me in the last 10 months; all that was here when we moved in was a spruce tree and some annuals in pots (bottom)!  I’m quite happy with how things have filled in so far although the garden *not surprisingly* is a bit (okay, a lot) weedy after us being away on holidays for 2 weeks.  I’ve ordered some compost and mulch to top dress the front garden and then I’ll show you some close ups!

To see how this garden has evolved over the past year, click here and scroll down.


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