My wife and I started gardening in Fukuoka (Japan) in 2003. There was nothing but muddy clayey sloping land. At the beginning we made several structure such as steps and paths, and planted turf, fruit trees, roses, herbs etc.
In 2010, we visited several famous English gardens, including Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Mottisfont Abbey Garden and Hidcote Manor Garden. We were shocked by the glory of those gardens. Since then, we have been trying to make little but glorious gardens by ourselves.
SAGES ARE GLITTERING IN THE MORNING SUN (朝日に光輝くセージたち)
Anise-scented sage and cherry sage are in bloom in the terraced herb bed now,
and they look so stunning when they glitter in the morning sunlight.
In the border bed, Senecio cineraria is just coming into flower,
and flowers of catmint are almost over.
On the right, chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus) and agapanthus
grow their flower buds, and they are going to bloom soon.
There are few rose flowers on the brick wall.
Pink and purple sweet pea flowers are in bloom now on the white fence
with yellow rose flowers.
Rain is forecasted for this weekend, and we'll be off work of gardening.