With all the home improvements — actually, radical changes — that David has been working on, it’ll soon be time for a swag of before and after photos so you can ooohh and aaahh appropriately.

David’s domain has been the house, but I’ve always managed the selection and planting of our garden and landscaping. Here’s one of the garden I planted alongside our front driveway two years ago.

October 2006
In October 2006, after we had the driveway put in, I planted agapanthus along the edge and shrubs in the middle — all chosen for their blue or white flowers.

October 2008
Two years later, and you can notice how the bushes have grown — some of them are almost six feet tall. The agapanthus is mature now, and we'll soon enjoy a straight line of blue fireworks.