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.
GARDEN PARTY VIEWING CHERRY-BLOSSOM (花見のガーデンパーティー)
The cherry tree has become half in bloom this weekend,
and it was sunny and warm in the day time today,
we had a garden party viewing cherry-blossom
in our gardens.
There are two cherry trees;
one bears white blossom and another bears light pink one.
The cherry with white blossom is
between the main garden and the kitchen garden
and in front of the gazebo.
Another cherry with light pink blossom is beside the new garden,
from the top of which we can look at the blossom
and the Mt. Fuji of Itoshima (Mt. Kaya).
Almost all of a dozen of guests were our neighbours
and we had a very good time,
looking up cherry blossom and walking around
looking at other flowers in the gardens
such as plum, tulips, muscari, acacia etc.