I've done overviews from my old house so many times. I loved the view from the dining room. The new garden also can be seen from above. This time I'm taking photos from the bathroom.
I think of the bed as being broken up into four sections. The first two are between the ends of the beds and a couple of gates in the fence. I was showing you the contents of the first section (left side) last week. It has my chard, herbs and tomatillos. On the right of that gate before the next gate are my cherry tomatoes with peppers in front.
The next section is also in the lower bed, but after the gates. It also has my tomatoes and peppers. I really tried to plant them from shortest on the left to tallest on the right. I did a decent job. Romeo is messing up the progression though as it is a lot shorter than I expected. I thought a plant with huge paste tomatoes would be huge. It seemed such a reasonable assumption. Well it is getting punished for not growing fast enough to keep up. Now it gets more shade from its neighbor.
The last section is the upper bed (about 8" taller than the lower one). It has two determinate tomatoes. I planted them in front of the Kentucky Wonder beans. Now I have no clue as to how the heck I'll pick the beans with the tomatoes blocking them. I guess I'll get some gymnastics practice. I also conveniently forgot how thick the Market Miracle tomatoes get. The lower leaves of the beans are all dead as they get no sun at all. I was out thinning the tomatoes the other day, but they are still horribly thick. Ah well the Kentucky Wonders are just beans and the tomatoes are, well, tomatoes - the king of the garden.
Farther along that bed and behind are my cukes. They are vailiantly trying to get taller than the bush beans. These bush beans are supposed to be "bush" beans, but if I had let them climb the trellis which they try every day, they would be at the top already. One tendril had made to to a foot of the top before I beat it back. So in the mornings I take all their tendrils off the trellis and shove them to the front of the bed. Then the next morning I do it again and give them a lecture about playing nice with their friends.
Farther along I have more beans, and more beans. I think I have seven varieties planted. Only one is a green bean. The rest are all dried beans. At the end where the car blocks it are my zucchini. I had the first bloom today. It is a female bloom. I just hope tomorrow a nice male comes out to court her. Otherwise I'll have to pick her prematurely. Better that then letting her rot on the vine though. Past the zukes are the butternut squash plants. They grow towards the zucchini all the time since that is where the sun comes from, but I turn them back in on themselves. There isn't much of a place for them to run. I guess I could let them take over the driveway, but my townhouse mates need somewhere to park.
All and all I'm unimpressed with my overhead view. The frontal view is much better. I think when the side yard garden gets up I'll get nice overhead shots, but a linear garden is just as good from the side as the top. You can't show the whole garden at once either way.