I started working on my garden a couple weeks ago eventually. It was very late start so I had been missing lively flowers and plants around the house. Then now my desolated patio and front yard have gotten some pretty colors and full of life.
I built a new little flower bed in front of the big window of our dinning room. There never grows grasses well around one of our cherry blossom trees so I just dug the ground in a curvy shape and placed old bricks around. Covered the soil with a big plastic sheet for avoiding weeds growing and it is waiting for being covered with river rocks
I planted mostly herbs and perennials like lavender, sage, rosemary, thyme and rose etc. The photo below is taken a week ago so the plants have grown taller now. They are giving a little more interesting view from the street for strollers.
These are plants I got for my little patio behind the kitchen. Half of them were from a clearance section. They didn't look so beautiful since they were not in good shapes loosing flowers and had some dry leaves. They just needed a bit of help and love then made a pretty little container garden in my patio.