Spring – everything is all green and bouncy!
Summer – many of the plants are bigger and in full production.
Autumn – large empty patches appear and the Winter veg take over.
Winter – the garden is coated in frost and snow and everything is sleeping.
I love looking back over the seasons. Taking lots and lots of photos enables you to remember what the garden looked like at certain times of the year. I find this very useful when it comes to planting the following year. I can see how big a plant was, how much room it is likely to take up, whether it will shade other plants etc. These are all very important in a small garden like mine.
But more than that, it’s just interesting, isn’t it? To see the same garden change over time. The Spring and Summer photos look quite similar but there are subtle differences that make it obvious which is which. Apart from the plants being bigger the light is different. I didn’t take any of the photos on a sunny day which is great because you can see the nuances of light. The colours, and direction of sunlight makes a big difference, I think.
You can see the importance of having some structural plants in the Winter too. Otherwise it would just be four squares of bare earth!