This is the view of our yard from across the street. When Larry's parents lived here, my mother-in-law did not have all the flower beds I do. She had a couple flower beds, and her main focus was growing vegetables in the garden to the right of the garage.
Next is the view of the yard across the street. The man who owns the house, which is to the right of the garage, and not in the pic, is renovating it, now that the tenants who had lived there a long time have moved out. He and his family used to live there, so he is a friend of the family. His daughter and her 2 children plan on moving in. Today, he asked Larry if he could ask me if I'd like to garden next to the garage. Larry told me about it, thankfully, and so I had the owner show me the area. Larry's mother used to garden there, but when she did, either all those trees weren't there or they weren't as big.
Here's a closer view:
It looks like it gets sun! I didn't measure it, but my veggie garden is about 15 by 45 feet, and this looks bigger than that. I could have wide paths, and leave the area under the trees unplanted, or else find some flowers that grow under evergreen trees. Any suggestions? This would be a great place for crop rotation. I could put in lots of potatoes, onions and tomatoes there!
Here's the view from the east edge, facing our yard, which can be seen across the street. I assume the dumpster will be returned to where it goes when the work is done on the house. A fence is planned for across the front, but when I said I was getting ideas for flowers to make the area look really nice, he said maybe he wouldn't put a fence in, then.
I have summers off work. Since I'm no longer gardening at church, I'm thinking I could keep up. Also, I could plant much fewer pots to save water and the time spent watering. I tried to look up how close a person can garden to pine trees, but didn't find any information. If you have experience gardening near evergreens, please let me know how close you can plant things to them. Thanks!
Scroll down to the post from Saturday to see some "garden fashion".