In April 2018, after living in Oregon less than a year, we tore out our back yard, which was a combination of grass and weeds, with a few random roses and ferns, and started to put in a cottage garden.
I decided to document the development of our garden because it’s our first real garden and I’m very excited about it (we had a cactus garden in New Mexico but I don’t think that counts), but also because as a super amateur gardener, I honestly did not know what I was doing. I hope that some of my mistakes may be helpful to other new gardeners!
To find out what we planted (and what did and did not survive!), click here!
Here is how our garden grew.