Yesterday I shared the beginning of a pocket garden space developed in response to planting a new red Japanese maple tree. The expansion of the raised box area photo, seen again below, was actually done first, and is really part of the overall plan to add more to the left side of the house and garage. So I will share photos of this area, and then both areas after they were finished and plants put in the ground. I try to use mostly perennials, with a few annuals added every spring. Perennials are so cost effective, providing color every year, and many, multiplying such that you can divide them every few years (or not) for free plants to plant about your other garden spaces, or to share with friends and neighbors.
Next post I will show how it looks when completed. That was a lot for one very hot and uncomfortable July summer day. Straight ahead in the above photo is where the Japanese red maple garden went. Now you can see a bit why we decided to expand there as well. I can’t wait to show you what we did and how it all came together! I will share a plant list as well. Thank you so much for reading. Laters, charisse