Last year was all about renovating the inside of our house, and mostly the first floor (kitchen and bath). This year, the plan was to work on the landscaping.

Well it’s already mid-July and we have not done much landscaping besides the driveway (which was a much bigger project than I thought) . We had grand visions of a potager garden in the front and a serene, relaxing area out back. Not much has been done, although I did plant some herbs in pots.

This spring, we did hire a landscape designer to help put our vision onto paper. And this is what she came up with:

landscape master plan

It looks pretty. But even better than that, I now know where I should be digging.