As I watched my segment on Central Texas Gardener, I realized just how much gardening I've done in 6-1/2 years! And I thought it would be interesting for those of you who watched my garden tour to see what it really looked like when I started. So, above you see stumps, weeds, brush.
Some scrawny-scrubby cedar trees dotted the yard.
And this little square of limestone just stuck on the edge of nothing was the vegetable garden... full of what 3 or 4 dying tomatoes. And isn't that exposed pool equipment a nice addition to the ambiance?
So, I gutted it. Took out all the crap -- which, by the way, was everything. Leveled it and brought in topsoil.
Because the original owners placed the house so far back on the lot and then limited the size of the usable backyard by putting the fence really far back. So, anticipating the possibility of a future greenhouse and veggie garden, I added fencing and moved the fence forward to capture more back yard.
If you want to see more of the "after" you can catch the Central Texas Gardener show with my garden in it here.