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.
A HAND-MADE X-MAS WREATH OF LAVENDER (ラベンダーの手作りのクリスマスリース)
Yesterday we trimmed lavender in the kitchen garden.
It has grown well this season, and it has partially covered santolina in the same raised beds, some branches of which died because of lack of sunlight.
Now winter has come, and we decided to trim lavender,
and to make potpourri.
Leaves of lavender were so beautiful without disease and pest,
we hit upon a plan to make a wreath of lavender.
So, I cut some of branches of X-mas holly with its read berries.
This is the X-mas wreath made of lavender and holly.