After a massive garden overhaul this spring, I finally had a few spare days to revisit this project. We dug out even more grass, laid mulch and started planting flowers. Off to the side, a large wooden planter is used for branches, and a log pile is at an arm's reach.
Eventually I want this space to be more intimate and enclosed. I'm going to plant a couple of shrubs and some wildflowers in varying hues of purple, orange, red and yellow to keep this area warm and inviting. We'll also contain the gravel a bit more with a perimeter of sandstone.