Friday, August 28, 2009

Garden Bloggers' Design Workshop: Time in the Garden

This month's Garden Bloggers' Design Workshop at Gardening Gone Wild is on Time in the Garden. I love the kick-off photos on the post, as gardens are never "done" and always evolving, season to season, and year to year. Thinking through posts and photos that I could use to contribute to this subject, the best I have to offer is a post from last year, "Heirloom Gardener's Four Year Makeover of Her Front Garden - How to Improve Boring Suburban Landscaping," with pictures of the significant changes made from 2004-2008, including the replacement of a pathway and the continuation of a stone staircase to the front door. The foll0w-up post, "Front Yard Garden Design Challenge - Five Ideas For the Downward Sloping Front Yard," provides updated pictures from 2009, including the plantings that were added around the new hardscaping. Here are some of the "before" and "after" shots from those posts:

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The Front Garden, 2004
The Front Garden, 2009
The Egg Garden, 2004
The Egg Garden, 2009

6 comments:

sweet bay said...

What a beautiful transformation! You have done an amazing job!

Urban Green said...

Wow! great job...must have been a lot of effort...

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Queenmothermamaw said...

Looks great. I love befores and afters.
QMM

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your garden is to die for. These photos makes my joints hurt just thinking about all the hard work that went into creating such a paradise.

Sue said...

I love the changes in your gardens over time. What a beautiful place you have! I am so far behind, I didn't pick up on this workshop until there were only a couple days of August left. I may still do one late.

Brad the Builder said...

WOw, looks great

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