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Garden transformation

In March we got possession of our first home. Now located in Summerland, we have a 0.5 acre lot. The backyard was mostly grass and dirt and all winter we had been brainstorming big plans for this space.


Super inspired by Piet Oudolf, we knew we wanted a wild and densely planted perennial garden. If you don't know who he is, please look him up! We did our best to include drought tolerant and native plants that would do well in this climate with the hopes that they wouldn't need too much water once they are established.


We also knew we wanted a spot for Simon's vegetables and my annual cutting garden.


After getting possession of our house, we painted, moved in, purchased an appropriate but exceptionally small door mat and then spent the rest of our time outside. With social distancing and no one to hang out with, we spent lots of quality time with our plants and we also got a kitten (named Lentil).


I apologize for the poor quality iphone photos but I hope you enjoy seeing our backyard transformation! It's not done.. but we are proud of what we did get accomplished last year.


If you didn't think we had enough plants squeezed in there, we also planted hundreds of spring bulbs this Fall!


"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow" Audrey Hepburn


Thanks for reading!! -Kristina




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