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.
ASTER IN THE POTAGER (ポタジェのアスター)
We planted two kinds of perennial aster four years ago
in the border of the potager; pink and bluish purple.
They became larger and are bearing a number of flowers now,
and they look really stunning.
Aster, box and lavender アスター、西洋ツゲ、そしてラベンダー
In the pentagonal raised bed, pink dahlia is flowering.
It is also so beautiful.
In another bed asparagus is still growing.
Asparagus (left), and dahlia (right) アスパラガス（左）とダリア（右）