This is my secret garden surrounded by a privacy fence and very few people get to see.
We live in an older home and the soil is very black dirt. The yard at our previous home was hard clay and I had a very difficult time learning to garden.
I still don't know much about gardening, other than digging a hole and sticking a plant in it. What I do know is that good dirt makes all the difference.
I love how my neighbor, Betty's, cottage peaks up over my fence in the photo below.
I'm a lazy gardener and don't like to do a lot of digging to start a new flower bed. Most of my beds were started by laying several layers of newspaper on top of the grass and covering it with about 3 inches of cypress mulch. Next year the grass and newspaper will be gone and I can plant my flowers.
We are still getting temps in the 30's on some evenings which is scary when so many of my plants bloomed so early this year. How is your garden doing this spring?