My roommate Phyllis working in her vegetable garden in the overgrown garden in our backyard. Bird’s eye view.
Weed’s eye view of the garden. She’s got strawberries, tomatoes, jalapeños, radishes (already harvested), okra (just planted), and herbs…
Meanwhile, weeds grow fast and make shapes along the cracks in the cement. Every year our neighbor has to come and chop back all the ivy and weeds so we can walk in our garden.
Our landlord told Phyllis that when he and his family lived in our house, they set up a vine-covered trellis which arched over a little wading pool area in the garden with a sprinkler installed at the top to create a shower for the kids to play under. It’s difficult to imagine a more edenic space for the summer! The wading pool area was the space shown above, where the table and chairs are now.