We love before and afters, and Amy Kirschbaum's has made us speechless.

"Hi! I wanted to share my garden adventure with you. I moved to San Diego a little over a year ago. I am a garden-lover. My mother has been a huge inspiration and help to me as I have tried to turn this sad spot into a tranquil, beautiful place to enjoy a cup of tea. My eight-year-old daughter has a little fairy garden in here and my six-year-old son has a small construction zone near the fountain. It has proven to be a wonderful place to sit and relax and play. It also has perfumed our entire house. The jasmine is in full bloom right now and the smell is delightfully sweet."

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The interior courtyard at our house looked like this to begin with.

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