The Back Garden
Overview of the back garden in spring. Can you see the diamond?
The back garden was the second garden we built at the Red Dirt Ranch. It started with the garden on the right taken from a design in Kitchen Gardener magazine. The center is a diamond with four triangles surrounding it. Two long beds were built next. Then, when I ran out of room, Bill built a mirror image on the other side of the main path. You can see the design better in spring. The paths were once grass, but the Bermuda drove us crazy. We had to weed whack the entire thing several times a year. We recycled this pea gravel from some volunteer work Bill did with the Boy Scouts.
Later, in summer, both diamonds are very full.
This part of the back garden is probably twenty years old. It takes a long time for a garden to mature into your vision.
Even then, you find yourself making changes. Daylily season is Bill’s favorite. I love it too, but I also like other times in the garden.
I love the climbing roses and the American Wisteria on two of the arbors. I love it all.
This is the view from the other side.