Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012
A friend gave me some winecups, these are called, at the start of Spring. Each plant bursts out of one point in the ground, and spreads out above in beautiful symmetry, one stalk remaining overhead. Just delightful.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Our Spring started out with buckets of rain. It was a good chance to see if the run-off would flow the way I wanted it to down the creek I'm digging out. Mostly it did. It also went UP, overflowing the banks.
Here's some catch up on the front yard, where grass used to be. Hooray!! No more sprinklers!!
This Mexican dagger plant (two actually) I had to capture in pictures - saw them on a dog walk. This was back in March. One had bloomed, one was on its way up. Each plant was at least 5 feet tall.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Creating it slowly does have its advantages, esp during our "rainy season." I'm able to see the grading and how the water flows after each rain, and can make adjustments. The downside is, the rain ends up washing back in some of the dirt I'd previously excavated. Not much, but it does feel like two steps forward, one step back. Onward!
Friday, January 27, 2012
Friday, October 14, 2011
Just a progressive account of the disappearance (deliberate) of our lawn. I decided to relocate the turf to the back of our garage, where we just had mulch. Even if it doesn't spring back, it'll be something less likely to get worn down by the dog, when she makes her turn arounds after catching balls.This wavy pattern was abandoned as you'll see a few photos down for one that makes a full circle with the other side of limestone trim.