Everyone's heard of the 'work wife'. I have a work garden...a garden that I putter in during my spare moments at work. I've bought a couple things for the garden, but mostly the plantings are overflow from my house or seed-grown. I've designed it to be low maintenance and low cost. Panicums, zinnias, and sunflowers above.
The main part of the garden is a basically a giant raised bed above a driveway. It's hot. It's dry. Any supplemental water has to be carried from the kitchen. I've picked only tough customers for this bad neighborhood. No time for coddling. Lavenders, coreopsis and chasmanthium above.
A shipping container as a background.
Lablab beans on the security fence.
Zinnias, irises, coreposis, and hypericum provide a sense of seclusion for the picnic tables.
It's pretty nice for a part-time garden.