Where it all started: a fenced in yard, a "cold" tub, and a dream . . . June 2005

When we moved to this house in July 2005, the backyard was a "plain vanilla" fenced in plot of grass with a nice deck and a hot tub that was really a "cold tub." My husband envisioned a beautiful garden with native prairie grasses and wildflowers. We offered the hot tub to some friends in exchange for them hauling it away (a more than fair trade), took out the bald cypress in the middle of the yard (because, according to Ken, it was right in the middle of our football field!) and he rolled up his sleeves and started in. Two years later, the yard is still an experiment with lots of trial and error, but we're enjoying the journey.