Beside the shed
Beside the shed there was once a big willow tree. There was only one choice what to do here, and that was container gardening - the willow left no water or nourishment in the ground for other plants. The willow is now gone. Besides the fact that we have discovered "sky" as a landscaping element, the other good thing is, I have a new area to garden up - or the choice to keep using the containers. But to tell the truth, I'm kind of tired of my own gardening style and thought it might be fun to hear what others would do with this (or have done, with similar areas in their own yards).
So without saying what my own style is (on the off chance that you can't tell!), here are the specs:
It's a very narrow area, only 6 feet wide, and 16 feet long. It's pretty flat, but the ground slopes down a bit. The patio stones are there to prevent animals from digging under the shed, which is not on a slab. I can water in there, am actually thinking about putting a gutter on the shed and installing a rainbarrel. It is sunny - southwest facing. It has potential as a utility area (compost, potting, recycling, storage), but is also kind of a nice spot to BE in the yard.
Looking forward to your thoughts.
PS the little doodad hanging into the picture is the head protector alert mechanism hanging off the corner of the shed roof.