I just marked the end of my third year in my house (how time flies). The garden has definitely come a long way from the pile of weeds it was when I moved in, in part I think because it’s so tiny; it’s easy to garden extravagantly and extensively when your garden is approximately the size of a postage stamp. Looking back, I think I would do some things differently, and a few things are a bit overrun, but overall I am pretty happy with it. I just wish the jasmine had grown faster so that I could enjoy more privacy this summer!
Here’s a long view. That almost washed out green thing in the background is one of the Japanese maples. It is really going to town. I think I need to prune when they go dormant but I don’t know if I can bear to do it.
Despite the fact that the neighbors keep weedwhacking the young shoots when they stray over the fence (it’s accidental, not malicious), the jasmine plant to the south is doing very well. It’s getting quite thick!
And is flowering very robustly right now.
Under the peach, things are chugging along.
I am really looking forward to the day when the white netting is almost totally covered by the jasmine. That day is not today, sadly. On the plus side, the two vines in the middle of the image have both overtopped the bar at the top of the trellis and they were waving about quite fetchingly when I took these pictures. I wonder if they will eventually bend over and trellis back down, or if they will start climbing the walnut tree that overshadows the garden.
Here’s the plant to the north. The maple, as you can see, is butting right up against the trellis.
I wasn’t kidding when I said the jasmine might start climbing the walnut! Also, as you can see, the palm tree snuck into this shot. It has a way of doing that. It’s in the neighbor’s front yard.