The Path to My Garden is Never Long
We moved here in 2003 to a backyard of overgrown wild foliage and cottonwood trees. On my hands and knees I was relentless at pulling weeds. When I started designing gardens, I had to take into consideration that we have two big dogs. I also wanted pathways to wonder through the gardens as well as sitting areas. I wanted "eye candy" around every bend. So my gardens are dog friendly. "Rooms" were built around existing dog trails and plants are dog hardy. If a wayward ball got thrown into a garden and the dogs went running after it, they had to be strong to survive. So I don't grow a lot of tender perennial plants. I'm mindful of the dogs needing room to run and they have proven that they can stay on the trails and paths I provide. On any given day you can find a grandchild wondering down the paths, straining their necks to see new wonders. The creek bed was created to hide a french drain and there's even a sandy beach for the grandkids to play on. So not only is this a dog friendly yard, but kid friendly as well. Perfect for a busy family! Welcome to my garden!