Matt has created many lovely garden beds, both ground level and raised beds, in the back yard and front yard. The front yard is looking nicer every day:
And as the baby plants grow up it will look even better. The back yard looks good for a while, but then the dogs smell bone meal in the raised beds and start digging around in them. Or they run through a probably-not-so-well-placed bed. Just look at Matt’s poor tulips before and after our dog sitting weekend:
Now let me just say that it’s a bit unfair to show Ioda in the after picture, because even though he did occasionally walk through the bed, he is probably the only one of the four dogs who didn’t knock any tulip heads off while tearing around the yard at full speed. I would say dogs in a tulip bed are like bulls in a china shop, but the Mythbusters proved that expression is BS. Pun intended.
Matt likes to experiment with the yard and gardens. Nothing is permanent. Perhaps the columnar apple tree and the other plants will be moved to another location and this whole bed will be returned to grass that can withstand dogs.
I don’t really contribute to the gardens, but I sure do enjoy them. Lucky for me Matt just loves gardening and working out in the yard.