Front Left Garden
If you're tired of garden updates it's probably best to sit this one out. What can I say? This is my life these days.
I explained the timeline of our home addition and the havoc it wreaked on that side of the yard. Well the side garden wasn't the only thing that has challenged me - the landscaping in front of the addition has been a pain, too.
I knew I wanted flower beds in front of the addition, but there are a couple of challenges. We pretty much doubled the width of our house. That's no small space to fill which means a lot of work and a lot of money for plants. The other issue was that the left-most section is pretty much full sun, but as you get closer to the center of the house it's more like partial sun. This makes symmetry a real chore.
When we added flower boxes last year I felt like they went a long way in adding character and filling in some of the boring space. I had purchased a few things and was given several things and the space was on it's way to looking like something was happening.
Then the pipe broke. I wrote about that earlier this year. The pipe that runs from the well house outside to the pump inside busted and had to be dug out and replaced. That left us with this mess: