|The Castor Plants have grown!!|
I watch a show on Youtube from Austin, Texas about gardening. Everyone shares their frustration, joy, and love on their place with topics ranging from pond gardening to backyard basics. It's a great half hour show to watch with coffee before you get started in your own garden:) Almost every gardener on the program has shared that it is important to be patient and take your time establishing plants. They all mention that their current gardens took years to create and that they are never really truly done. Those are words to live by and I try patiently to let them sink in:) The show is called Central Texas Gardening. I think it's a zone or two colder than our Tucson climate, but many of the strategies are the same.
|The back of the shed is what I want covered...again, I have agents at work for me that are making their way towards those ugly fences and rotted beams.|
|Work for winter..two more planters to be added.|
The courtyard is a wonderful place to be and I see things in my mind that would enhance the area to new heights. We have a pool that costs money every month and is hardly ever used...plus I have almost fallen into it several times while watering the plants. My vision tells me that we should replace that pool with a beautiful Mexican fountain and bench. When the opportunity is right, I will take it, but currently it won't float with 3 of the homeowners as they will occassionally use it...and that's good, but it's not used everyday or even used at all during the winter.
|A view from the top...slowly it will all grow in|
The second area of improvement is a bad shed that we have....it's falling apart and I think that we could maximize that area with some sort of ramada or seating patio while the oak trees provide the canopy. It would be very beautiful. Again, I don't see that happening for many years....but I do see it in my mind:) I have this vision of what our place will be like in 10 years, but right now....it's a 2 year old garden of new plants:)
|Rotted wood from above that will hopefully be tied together by my sneaky agents of Catsclaw...they are stillclimbing towards the light.|
|The Citrus project|
|Cicada on stucco|