When I first moved into the home I currently live in, the garden was a wild thing in the least flattering sense of the word. Over grown yews snaked around the front of the house along with untrimmed and unkempt spirea. Along one side of the house, was mint as far as the eye could see. Only a dogwood and peonies broke up the mint encased in railroad ties. The back was covered in over grown weed trees. What is a weed tree you might ask? It is a tree that has planted itself in a place on its own. After my mom and I cleaned it out we began the process of trial and error. We were in a battle with the mint for quite some time, even now 13 years later I will find mint springing up in the spot it had originally been growing when we first moved in. After the weed trees were removed we replaced the railroad ties with brick pavers and redesigned the front of the house.Clematis climbing up a weathered trellis accompanied by veronica, coneflowers, and sedum have replaced the weed trees along the back of the house Thirteen years later I am happy to say I love my yard. When I walk along the side walk and peer down the side of the house where the mint used to rule I see a happy array of flowers and textures. On the whole the garden is not uniformed but I its mine and I love it.