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.
LONG-AWAITED RAIN YESTERDAY! (昨日待望の雨！)
Yesterday we had a rain fall at last.
We had been waiting for a long time, because we had no rain for a month.
The plastic funnel rain gauge in the peony bed indicated
30 mm precipitation in our garden.
Flexible stems of gaura became pendulous
because of rain.
Long branches of the chaste tree became pendulous, too
and I shook off rain drops of the branches to straighten them up.
Blue mistflower in two pots looked happy because of ample watering.