Okay, so it doesn't look like much yet, but if you just squint a little, and ignore the weeds, and imagine herbs all around this new patio I just put in... then it is pretty nice, isn't it?!? Well, I think so.
Our neighbour took down a spruce tree (with our permission) in this spot in our backyard last fall, so I've had some time to think about what I wanted to put in here. When it's all planted up, and the new shrubs grow up to form a "wall" on the left, this is going to be a very cute little herb garden! Perennials herbs french tarragon, oregano, and thyme as well as asparagus will get planted this fall (after the heat wave is over!) I might put strawberries in too... what would you plant?
Design-wise, I'm also quite happy with how it fits with the rest of the yard... it is on axis with 'England' (the veggie garden):
as well as the long axis of the yard, aligned with the garage door
and the "hopscotch" stepping stones:
What are you doing in your yard this summer?