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.
BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS OF CAMELLIA (サザンカの美しい花)
Camellia sasanqua is native in Japan,
and ornamentally noted for its attractive dark green foliage
and beautiful deep crimson single flowers with wonderful golden stamens.
The camellia has started to bloom in our garden just behind the trellis wall.
I sat on the bench in front of the brick wall,
and I looked at a number of beautiful red flowers
through the rose iron arbour.
Two tripods painted blue were made to support sweet pea.
There once was a plum tree bore dozens of sweet fruits every early summer.