With tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, lettuce, and cucumbers planted among pots of geraniums, petunias, balsam, and herbs, it was paradise and a kitchen garden all in one.
This spring we've added a Meyer lemon and honey fig and with the tree hydrangea and the lilac shrubs, it has become a veritable mini forest. The four foot wide raised beds were too hard to tend from one side so we reconfigured them to make it easier to weed and cultivate. The extra two feet we gained by making them narrower made the living space much more flexible. But the ambiance created by the addition of sheer curtains draped and swagged over the canopy framework was the most dramatic change of all.
My only disappointment: it was raining cats and dogs today so I couldn't sit out and enjoy it!