Garden Transformation Timelapse

Since moving in, Davin has been taking morning cellphone photos of the yard. We’ve compiled shots taken between January and June into a quick timelapse movie that mark the changes thus far.

The last shot is dated for two days ago. We have since done even more work and you will notice when I update next that the ramshackle shed has been “decorated.” The images do not show the container garden on the porch, a tiny square raised bed, a thin shade garden, and the wall of succulents.

You can watch the video at a larger size and without the black bars around it on Flickr.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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23 thoughts on “Garden Transformation Timelapse

  1. HUGE transformation already! When we moved in to our current house, the yard was a total blank slate, and it was both exhilarating and exhausting taking that and making it our own. It’s looking great, Gayla!

  2. I really related to your post yesterday, not necessarily about gardening, mind you, but still. Thank you for this!

  3. It looks GREAT Gayla, its an amazing transformation. It will be fun too look back at those photos in a few years when the garden has grown up and you can see how far you have come with it.

  4. That’s a great record of the transformation! Wouldn’t it be great to actually get all that done in that tiny timeframe? Makes you appreciate your own work! Looking forward to you coming to the Atlanta Botanical Garden (I’m a voluneer there).

  5. That was awesome. Please keep taking photos to add to it. I’m trying to do something similar out one of our upstairs windows. I’m not taking them as frequently but it’s starting to look interesting.

  6. I’m like Jennifer, I keep watching it over and over again – I focus on a different corner every time, to really get the small changes.

    We have a still-quite-new large back yard, currently in its ‘soaking wet sponge’ winter state (the muddy water gushing out when we walk on the grass leaves footprints behind us!), but this short video is a huge inspiration to get going and get started on re-formatting the garden, even if the conditions are not yet ‘ideal’. Thank you.

  7. Awesome! That makes me wish I had done something like that when I broke ground on my garden. It grows every year, so it would be fun to see it evolve in time lapse.

  8. Very cool! You can clearly see that the snow came and went and came and went again (and again). I also love that your hose gets left out. Just like mine.

  9. Wow. So clever and happening so quickly. Makes me extremely jealous with my 5 acre project of destruction which seems to be happening so slowly. Will have to try and set up a similar system!

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