I took some "before" photos of the garden as it is right now. Later this summer, we'll revisit these photos and see how the garden has grown.
This area is going to look the best based on last year's plantings. I don't need to do much else. Starting from the back: Rose bush, tulips, irises, peonies, arugula, cherry blossom (in the container), autumn joy (sedum), and around the dogwood tree is tulips, lamb's ear, candy tuft (white), and yellow day lilies.
This area has really filled in nicely. Once I have seen how things bloom this summer, I'll shape things up in the fall. I still feel like this area needs more "styling". I was able to thin some plants and spread them around. I am so tired of the chain link fence that I'm going to put up some rolled bamboo this summer.
Since we put in the sprinkler system, everything back here has doubled in size. I shaped the area here nicely except for my plot for the veggie garden. Starting this weekend, I'm going to expand this area and make it some curves. Then I'm thinking of planting a tree and other plants to camouflage the veggie garden.