Believe it or not, this bed is just a year old. It’s kidney shaped and was installed literally a year ago this weekend as a birthday gift for J (June 12th). We were on vacation then, and we kick off our vacation today too! And just look at how much the bed has grown and filled in. We didn’t even have to mulch it to keep the weeds out this year. Lots of tick seed and day lilies make up the yellow, but if you look in the middle you’ll see some purple ground covering we added this year which is doing quite well. And the splash of red in the middle is a butterfly bush of sorts. And if you look in the back you’ll spot our new rose bushes.
This is a wide view of the back yard as a whole taken by standing up in a chair on the deck: