My bf and I tackled one more project before winter, we had some old stumps and a big shrub removed and installed a gravel path and some new flower beds in our narrow garden between our fence and the street. We get a lot of foot traffic passing by our home every day so we put in the fence for privacy and security, before there was a little dirt track beaten into the ground and now we've got a nice path that allows people to pass easily but also makes it obvious that they are walking through someone's garden. We've gotten lots of complements from neighbors and passers-by and we are very happy with it too.
And lastly the new camellia I put in our shady front bed to replace the gardenia that never bloomed:
My arms are still tired from all the digging, gravel and rock moving, and spreading of compost, but it's all worth it because I'm so happy with the result. An added bonus is that the hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees found the new garden right away, I think they might be even happier about it than I am.
Thanks for looking!