When my then fiancée Brittany and I first saw the 1963 ranch that we now call home, you could barely see it from the street. A huge magnolia plus a tangled mess of overgrown shrubs and ivy completely covered it. The "For Sale" sign probably should have read, "Please Help Me!"
However, what the house lacked on the surface was more than made up for in potential. It had great bones, sat on a good-size lot with mature trees, and was in an ideal location. As newlyweds, we decided to take on the challenge of making this house our first home.
Essential to this tidy, productive garden are a formal design, gravel walkways, raised beds, and a fence to enclose it.