After a couple tough work weeks and a fair amount of rain we stepped out into our neglected garden on a Saturday morning to assess the damage…Despite needing a bit of a scrub, pruning and some TLC it was clear that our garden was springing back to life. Perfect timing since we are almost ready for summer BBQ season. Here are a few pictures from the garden this weekend:
If you were reading the Evolution of the Fence post then you now have a peak at our much needed privacy fence.
Now for a closeup:
And now for the grand finale… My amazing lemon tree that has come back to bear wonderfully sweet Meyer lemons. When we bought the house 2 years ago this poor tree was so sick and had the worst tasting fruit. I am happy to say that it has sprung fully back and is supplying myself, family, friends and coworkers with a limitless lemon supply:
After working around the yard I decided it was time for a break, a little outdoor shopping was in order. So off to the nursery we went. The sad truth is that I have a bit of a brown (sometimes black) thumb. The only two plants I consistently can keep alive are orchids and succulents. So I am sure you can understand why I immediately fell in love with these succulent pots! How great would they be on my non-existent outdoor dinner table. Or on my other non-existent coffee table by the soon to be fire pit.
The beauty of these plants is that they only need water once every few weeks to a month and they can be planted in shallow soil. They are by far the heartiest plants I have ever dealt with and I personally love the array of color and texture you can find. I was ready to grab that first pot off the table to take it home when I glanced at the price tag of $340.00… Are you kidding me, for a bowl of plants! So I snapped a few pictures and decided to store this one in the memory banks for the day I have an outdoor table to put them on. For now I will enjoy these photos as inspiration!
I think the family member most excited about the garden was our little “creature” Nipo… Here she is basking in the filth/sun.
Eating our Plants…
Pissed off to be back inside:
Are any of my 4 confirmed readers working on their yards/patios/balconies/houseplants?