It's hard to believe how much despair I was in about the garden a couple of years ago, when drought took so much of it. I've been working harder and smarter, though, and it is coming back lusher and and more drought-tolerant than ever. I'm going to do two or three posts showing you the changes, starting with this side yard, which has always been forgotten and neglected, even before the rain stopped falling.
Before (some of these were taken during house remodeling last summer, so they look especially bad):
It's hard to describe how magical it feels back there now, especially early this morning, when some rain left us with a rare bit of haze.
I'll post more of the amazing changes soon. I have a couple of more things I need to tidy up first, though.