The west garden path defines the negative space of the ecological niche it flows through.
Rather than define garden beds and make paths to accomodate, I'm making paths to get to most parts of the area and using the paths to define the beds.
In the middle of this one is a red dogwood dominated area with plenty of "weeds" coming up around it. Some of the native plants will turn out to be undesirable in this location, such as poison ivy, black locust and persimmon. Others, such as oak and pine seedlings, will be moved to better homes, if possible.
The blocks are western red cedar, untreated so far and just laid on top of some sort of sheet to suppress growth between. Probably a good idea to treat them with boiled linseed oil when the path layout is done and I start digging them in about an inch below ground level so that the path surface remains higher than the soil.
I'm going to have to sheet mulch the areas where grass is coming up now. That grass in much to opportunistic to allow in this part of the garden. Mainly because it will be too difficult to mow in here.