It started with a small front yard which looked simply awful.
We did a lot of digging and hauling… things looked much worse for a while.
Then they started to look better.
We added plants and water.
Then, and really this is the most important thing, I added time.
This is what it has become in just under two years:
has become this:
has turned into this:
A leftover chunk of Creeping Jenny has become a lush carpet.
One lone maroon columbine and a couple of pots of violas have naturalized and spread with great abandon.
And there is this smiling face to watch it all.