Almost finished... I'm just waiting for the Arctotis to be delivered from the nursery. Poop. I wanted this to be a finished project, but we will just have to use our imagination on this. We have two small spots in our yard that are difficult to keep nice. Here's the before and after of my… Continue reading APRIL Project Part Five- Sidewalk Prettifying and Yard Beautification… because the neighbors deserve it.
Have you ever smelled a fresh orange? I mean really fresh- right off of the tree. It smells like California, the fresh outdoors, even the remnants of the orange blossom. If you want to taste something that comes close to how an orange blossom smells, find a jasmine tea (one of the green teas) and… Continue reading APRIL Yard Clean-Up Part Four: Orange Blossom Special… and Limes- think of the Gimlets!
Out with the old, in with the new. Went back to Walter Anderson nursery today, found Leslie and she helped me pick out more semi-drought tolerant container loving plants. These should last longer and hold up to our dry weather better than the ubiquitous annuals that I have planted in the past. We found... Into… Continue reading Part Two- My Yard “Cleans Up Good” more of APRIL Project of the Month
My yard "cleans up good." I hd never heard that phrase until my early 20s when a neighbor paid me the compliment. I may not recall what special event The Boyfriend/Husband was taking me out for that evening, but the "You clean up good, kid!" I remember like it was yesterday. This is the sorry… Continue reading APRIL Project- Do You Clean Up Good? Part One…