My 1,500 square foot garden is comprised of 75% native plants. I spend 1-2 days each spring cutting it down and then I leave it until the next spring. We have a million butterflies and birds and spiders and insects. No chemicals of any kind. Disappearing water fountain. Arbor. Two benches.
To see more photos of the garden, check out Benjamin's blog.
(Images: reader Benjamin/Deep Middle)