I have been gardening since 2002.
I 've had no hobby interests before, (unless drives into the mountains-going to the beach count as one) and I was busy growing my own family! It began with moving into a new home and my youngest child entering 1st grade. A small area of about 4x6 had sat overgrown for a couple years. I decided to clean this area up. Planted seeds of poppies, zinnia, portulacas, baby breath, batchelor buttons, nasturtiums...thinking not too much till I saw how beautiful it was when they bloomed. I was excited!!! The overcrowded conditions didn't bother me...Now I have two huge walk through beds and several small beds through out the yard...I believe in getting the best use of any recyclables-pallets, poles from discarded canopies, etc-which gives a unique 'loved' look. Its not unusual to see unruly plants go out of their boundaries and an occasional weed has a place here and the walkways tend to have a flopped over plants in the path look...I don't mind!
This area started as an 8x8 plot the kids dug up for Mother's day. I had just learned a technique for gardening called 'Winter Sowing' and hadn't had my vision of a walk through garden fulfilled yet. So I worked on extending it through the summer and fall. The following year just a few more sections dug up to connect through walkways.
Through the season I have my favorites. Morning Glories are one of them. I love the way they open up, their twisty, viny ways, how they begin & brighten up the new day.
From the original little 4x6 overgrown plot which now extends to about 12x24. This is the tip of the original bed. Contained here in this photo lillies, Black-Eyed Susans, Liatrus, an ornamental grass called Fescue-which was a plant I found in the overgrown plot.