Hi, everyone! I'm new to the board; thanks for reading my post.
I changed jobs this year, moved, and ended up in a nice townhome with a bonus of raised beds in the back. On the downside, no one had done anything with them for about 10+ years.
Here's what it looked like before:
Now, that's after I did prune back the tree and tie back the rosebush and try to get it woven into the old vine growth on the fence. (Don't mind the fluffernutter there.)
I decided to go mostly for perennials, and to start a lot from seed (with the exception of lavender, because I've had no luck trying to grow it from seed). I've put in Lavender, pansies (school fundraiser), 2 colors of Butterflyweed, Rosemary, Thyme, Greek Oregano, Zaarar marjoram, Love-lies-bleeding, Coleus, and 3 colors of Echinacea. I might have gone a little crazy when I saw how much more I could get by buying seeds. It totally makes up for not seeing everything bloom this season.
In the veggie area, I've put in Spoon Tomatoes (pea-sized), Brussels sprouts, and Calendula. Here's what it looks like now:
Thanks for looking!