This photo was taken in 2004. It is the south side of the house; before this photo was taken, there were over-grown scrubs and a very steep hill. I had the scrubs pulled out, the hill removed. This left a 3 foot drop-off from the deck, so we built these planting beds with stacked stone walls.
This area looks completely different today, but this was the beginning of what has turned into a seven-year project.
I will post more “before” photos over the next few days.