|A cross view of the front garden. Sidewalk leads to the front door (to the right). I've made very few changes to the front so far.|
|Some fall-like colors in the back sunny garden. Maple leaf hibiscus and Swamp sunflower.|
|The fire pit doubles as a big family room with plentiful and roomy seating. There was nothing here except and weeds when we moved in. (The banana trees in the background are my neighbor's and you can see the cypress hammock in the distance.)|
|The view across from the fire pit and on the way out to the far back yard. This was a huge bed of invasive Mexican petunia when we moved in. I am still pulling out pieces of it as it shoots up.|
|Tiny slips of rooted coleus from my old garden were planted in the Birdhouse Garden in June 2014. |
Our rainy Florida summer was just what they needed to flourish.
although heartbreaking at the outset, has been an extremely rewarding and fun endeavor. As I look back on the decisions we made with a clearer perspective I think I actually needed a change-up. It has given me new inspiration and sparked fresh ways of thinking and designing. Especially in my sunniest garden that is in the wide open back part of the yard.
|The partially shady area that I created first thing in order to move my birdhouses and the plants you see here. |
You can see how I did it and the before and after photos here.
|A large area of lawn was removed in late July to create this space in the very back corner of my back yard. The mature plants in view in the background are actually in my old garden. I'm using it as a backdrop to this new seating area. :-)|
|Part of the front garden. I moved the lime green coleus, the iron chair, the begonia, and the birdbath from my old garden. |
Lots of mixed white Caladiums were planted from bulbs in July.
What about you? What's new in your garden? I hope your fall garden is off to a great start.
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