Yesterday morning was the day to start this project. This picture was taken about an hour into it. I already had pulled out the edge pavers. After many hours of digging, shoveling and measuring, it all came together.
And now for the next step. What do I plant in it? The green you see there is phlox. It did ok but didn't flourish. Do I plant annuals? Perennials? Shrubs? It faces the East so has morning light but not the hot afternoon sun. And it also tends to be dry and well drained. I welcome any suggestions and in the meantime I am on to finish another garden project I started three years ago and never finished.