Forgive me phoGARDENtog, for I have sinned. It’s been three years and one month since my last blog. Please accept the following explanation for my actions (or lack thereof). It goes something like this…
One step forward, then two steps back (followed by a sudden series of staccato knuckle sandwiches upside my head), or something to that effect. At least that’s the way it feels to me at this point in time.
What am I talking about, you ask? After spending eight years diligently working on my last garden, the Great Recession of 2008 decided that I needed to change things up a bit. So, goodbye garden and hello blank slate.
|This was my garden in my front yard after eight years.|
|This was my backyard after eight years.|
Anyway, as luck and the Law of Attraction would have it, after serving my 16 month sentence in Austin, I was able to move back to Colorado and buy a house in a neighborhood close to my old garden. And that brings me to the whole point of this blog.
As part of some much needed therapy, I’ll be blogging about my new garden as it evolves. I’m pretty much starting from scratch. As you will see from the photos below, I have inherited someone’s meager attempt(s) at what would have to be described as indifferent and/or impassionate gardening. Because of the extra effort required to rectify their halfhearted landscaping attempt, I would have been better off had there not been any existing landscape at all.
|This is my new front yard with minimal landscaping.|
|This is my new backyard with minimal landscaping.|