This year, I made a 8 minute video that shows it all. My garden isn't perfect, professionally designed, or tucked away on lush acreage. It's a work in progress on a tiny suburban lot. This video was shot using an iPad and directly uploaded to YouTube. No special film editing software was used, which I'm sure is painfully obvious. :o)
The video quality isn't fabulous and since I had limited access to the iPad, it was shot when it was a bit too bright. But it gives you a general idea of what my entire garden looks like.
Size: 1/4 acre, including the house, in an overdeveloped suburb in northern Virginia
Soil/Zone: Heavily amended clay loam in humid zone 7A
Age: 9 years but it's constantly being tweaked and redesigned
Because several parts of the garden are a bit out of focus in this video, I've added a few photos to give you a better idea of what the beds look like.
Peggy Martin rose
Peggy Martin is a small pink rose that blooms in large clusters.
David Austin's Jude the Obscure
This was taken while standing in the rain garden looking up towards the dog run.
Mason bee on the knautia