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Looks two posts back.  See all those pretty flowers and bushes in pots?  Yeah, now I need to go lug those all in thanks to the record cold temperatures sweeping through the South.  And the ones I planted in the ground will require some kind of newspaper wrapped around them (with mulch around the base).  Pray for the best, we spent a good amount of money (we probably shouldn’t have) and a lot of time an energy.  I would hate to see it go to waste.

Well here is what my yard looked like last year (shortly after we bought this house):

Front yard in 2006.

So, given our yards peculiar condition- very shady and lots of trees that like to suck up all the water (leaving little for any grass to grow)-we decided on a strategy of constructing numerous mini to mid-sized gardens.

On the small end of the spectrum is this garden:

Mini Garden

On the other end of the spectrum is the medium sized pine straw garden with a river stone walkway (a work in progress):

Medium garden  Medium garden other POV

Much work remains, but this is a good start.  What do you guys (and gals) think?