I am obsessing about a garden for the new house. Here's where we stand. The porch columns and stairs are in and the dotted lines are the sidewalks and parkway. The space leftover is the only area I have for a garden. I
want hope to have two brick walled rectangular boxes using the same whitewashed brick as the house has. The boxes needs to be about 6-8 courses high, aiming close to 16", because again we have no soil, only compacted clay.
Here's my hilarious photo-shopped rendition of the proposed garden space. I am intending to show that there is a gap between the house/porch and the edge of the beds. Also another gap between the walkway from the stairs to the front walk. This is access space for maneuvering around the raised walls. The space behind the beds in front of the house will be a brick walkway, again, hopefully. I will put my many blue pots there, and whatever are leftover can go on the porch itself.
If this were November I wouldn't be so anxious about doing a garden, but it is after all SPRING and I get so lustful about planting stuff at this time of year.
Speaking of gardens, look who moved into our redbud tree...