First off, I love that Kathe's blog is named Kathe with an E- a shout out to Green Gables and also that I'm not the only one who gets to have a tagline that goes along with her name. (Mine of course, is Hanni that Rhymes with Connie)
And secondly, I love that Kathe had the gumption to not only transform her perennial garden, but her vegetable garden as well! Her gardens had scope for imagination and she certainly took advantage of that. :)
1. How old is your garden? I think you mention the transformation was from this spring to this fall...but is your garden older than that?
Both gardens were really started about three years ago. I was very haphazard with design and planting. This past spring I decided to make them the gardens I had envisioned. I concentrated on plants that could take temps down to -40 and making sure there was always something blooming from Spring to Fall. But really, my vision was not a formal garden. I like it being kind of a controlled mess if you will. I like the ability to go out there and see something new almost everyday.
2. What was the easiest/hardest part of your garden change?
Hardest was finding a picket fence that met my wants. I didn't want it too high or too low. It took a bit of a search but when I found it, I knew it was just right. Also, Mr. B is a very lineal person. I am not. So, I had to kick him out of the way to set up the picket fence in a curvy manner, again, more pleasing to the eye I believe. Easiest was getting him to do the raised veg border :) Nice and straight just the way he likes it LOL.
3. And do you have anything else you'd like to share about your garden's before & after?
I am enjoying learning about different plants and what they need to grow well. I really enjoy making my own compost. I squeal with delight at the sight of a multitude of worms as I dig knowing that my compost has brought them there. I find that I appreciate the change of seasons and how they affect my gardens.
Kathe has written a beautiful post about her before & after transformation over at Kathe with an E - go check it out for lots of additional information and photos!
Do you have a Before & After you'd like to share?
Or do you know someone who has done a garden transformation you'd like to nominate? Click on the "Contact Me" tab above or just send me an email here and I'd love to feature your garden.