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.
FORGET-ME-NOT AND PINKS BESIDE THE PATH (園路脇に咲くワスレナグサとナデシコ)
Light blue tiny flowers of forget-me-not are
one of our favourite spring flower in our garden.
It flowers between the central flower bed and a slate path
with white, pink and red pinks.
Pinks bear flowers in almost every season even in mid-winter.
Pink is a symbol of modest Japanese women.
There is a Japanese term 'Yamato-Nadeshiko', in which Yamato means Japanese and Nadeshiko means pink.
My wife used to be a Yamato-Nadeshiko :)
Forget-me-not, white and light pink pink