If you save your layers in photoshop and keep standing in about the same place, you can drop a new pictures in every so often and just make minor adjustments to make sure the arrows are still pointing at the right plants. I love watching the progress of how things are growing.
Here are some progress pics of my front planter (One pic for each month. Also, if you'll remember, it used to look like this!)
If you can't read the labels in the first picture, from left to right what I'm growing in here is green onions, cauliflower, broccoli, purple celery, violas and cilantro.
Things that are growing back here: corn (2 varieties), radishes, green beans, soy beans, carrots (2 kinds), tomatoes (3 kinds) and a purple cauliflower plant.
I particularly love that I'm growing corn on the side of my house. Aside from a few people that I've seen growing tomatoes behind their houses in pots, people in my neighborhood don't tend to grow food. I live in a pretty straight laced, landscaped, tidied up kind of town house neighborhood so growing such an agrarian crop feels kind of rebellious to me.
My work schedule kept me from really investing time in the back garden until mid-June so most of the stuff growing back there is going to be a late summer / early fall crop. I'm really excited to see how things do back there since they get way more sun in that location that the things growing in my courtyard do so hopefully that and the amazing compost I put back there will help those plants catch up fast..
I'm sharing this week with: