Kevin Lee Jacobs shares how he transformed his backyard from a parking lot to a spectacular rose garden, using a mix of cuttings, new plants, and of course, blood, sweat, and tears. From Blacktop to Beauty
With a prayer and a pickax, even the most egregious eyesore on a property can be turned into something appealing.
My own rose garden, pictured here, is testament to the power of transformation. Today, fragrant flowers bloom between ribbons of boxwood, and two classical fountains gurgle where the biggest eyesore you can imagine once existed: a parking lot.