Here's the before shot:
Needless to say, the sod removal was the most labor intensive part of the project.
The stepping stones are heavy slate rocks that someone had dumped off at my husband's shops because they didn't want or need them anymore. Again... notice how I'm blaming this project on my husband. :)
I'd like to say that this is my last new garden of the year, but I still have several wheelbarrows full of black dirt in a pile behind the garage just begging to be part of a new little garden soon!