But now that Parkinson's and aging have restricted my biking primarily to short rides around the Washington mall museums, my obsessive/compulsive impulses have turned to gardening. Last year I spent a lot of $$, time, and energy in plantings but unfortunately kept little record of what I'd done. This spring should be full of surprises as I watch what crops up. If you see anything you recognize in the pictures below, please let me know!
Given this obsession, I've decided to start a monthly photo journal of the garden as a part of the blog.
For years our backyard was dominated by a huge hackberry tree. We tried maintaining whatever grass would grow in the mostly shady yard. When the tree died, I was so depressed that I decided to lift my spirits by hiring a landscaper to come up with a major transformation. I was pleased with the results and pretty much left it alone until last year when I decided to make some changes and add features of my own.
Here's the mid-April view from my back porch rocking chair: