We’re fortunate enough to have a family beach house on the Jersey Shore, a short trip away from where we live. Makes the heat somewhat bearable in the summer. Over the past few years, we’ve been slowly landscaping. Last year, we installed a raised bed vegetable garden, that provided us with a bounty of fresh edibles over the summer (heavily slanted towards tomatoes.)
This year, we did a bit more work on landscaping on the property – installing two raised beds in the front and fixing a circular bed in the back. The upgrades did much for the curb appeal of the house and in the coming years the shrubs and perennials planted in the front should quickly fill in. This year they look at bit small. I’m impatient. Acclimating the plants to their new home should pay off in the end, but I still want them to be lush and full, pronto!
Doesn’t look like much when we first started out…
And then in the back of the house, we started out with this sad little bed.