I have made so much progress on my garden. This is the third year of my extended garden project and I believe it may be the longest I've stuck to any plan! The first year everything was cleared out a small circle of lawn planted and a clumping bamboo to provide a privacy screen. I also created a couple winding gravel paths. End of that year in the fall i planted my Climbing rose. Last year I got several varieties of thyme in and got the arbor for the rose. I also acquired a table for the patio area. This year I have planted a small herb garden and am using a second set of stairs for a plant stand that is now decked out with plants and a few decorations. I have two Topsy Turveys in which I will be planting a variety of veggies (yellow bellpepper, orange bellpepper, cucumber, grape tomatoes and the second one will be straight strawberrys) I have purchased the stand for them and just need to get the rest of the veggies to plant. I also bought an adorable owl statue for the garden. I plan on digging in a stump of redwood putting some other garden statue on top and planting English ivy to grow over it. The last BIG thing I want to do this year is put in my little pond and fountain. I am very hopeful to get it all done in the next couple months. That is pretty much the end of the 3 year plan. I need to maintain things and watch them fill in. I will get some pictures and update this post with them later on.