This is what we had when we moved into our home last August. No, we don't live on a culdesac, it's just a very large lot.
This area of grass was in very poor shape from lack of water. Quite a blank slate, wouldn't you say?
This is the only picture I could find of the front of our house just before moving in. There were too many bushy-spikey things going on out here. It was very unkempt.
This was the poor, very sad, very bad front entry.
Here's the front of our home today. We cleaned out all those spikey things & transferred a couple of the boulders to the other side of the driveway. Plus we added the pavers on both sides of the driveway, which I already shared with you. We plan to do a specimen tree in the area to the right of the
driveway -- maybe a Desert Museum Palo Verde.
We dressed up the entry with some plants & pots.
We also added two of these Blue Tip Junipers......
one on either side of the garage door. The Man did the shaping, & I think they look great.
We've started a garden -- tomatoes, squashes, peppers & a pumpkin.
This is going to be citrus row. We have a kumquat, Meyer lemon, another lemon that produces year around, Ruby Red grapefruit, & 2 different oranges. The grass is starting to get green, too!
Most of the citrus trees are loaded with these. Oh how I wish there was "smell-vision," because these smell incredible!
Back in the far corner is The Man's fig tree.
My little herb pot.
I just love cooking with fresh herbs.
I love this Talavera pot (have had for years) & the daisies & alyssum are doing so well. By the way, the pots are only over here temporarily while we have something else going on, & then they will be moved to other areas. The Man is planning to build some planters between each of the trees & those will be for flowers -- yay, I can't wait, but I probably will have to wait awhile for those.
So that's it. We still have tons to do, but we have time and don't have to do everything at once. I do have to confess, though, my use of the term "we" throughout this post, really should be "The Man." I have planted some of the flowers & the herbs, but my dearest has worked really hard thatching the lawn, running water, amending & amending & amending the soil in the garden area, plus planting the trees & other shrubs. He really deserves all the credit -- love my guy!
This is going to be my last post for awhile. I am taking a bloggy break because of some other things that are going on. I'll fill you in after the break. As always, I so appreciate all my blog friends & love all your comments. Thank you so much for stopping by.