A little over a year ago, I posted about a new perennial bed I’d made in the back. Now it’s a year down the road, and you can see the difference a year makes in the life of a garden. Here’s an original photo:
and the same shot this morning, about 14 months later:
Another shot from last year:
The asters hadn’t been transplanted into that bed at the time of the earlier photos. The azaleas have grown, but they’re overshadowed by the asters. In the next year or two, once the azaleas have grown more, I’ll have to start moving some perennials away from them. I hadn’t realized how much the Vitex had grown until I compared the photos. And I added the border using blocks I removed from the front yard, which I think really helped the looks of the new bed.