It's hard to believe, but the greening is done! It's kind of funny when I look at these pics because it doesn't look very green at all with all the baby plants and river rock. But that's our sweet little urban garden at the top and our neighbor's garden below it. That's crushed granite in between the curb and our little garden. It's required so that people don't trip when they get out of their cars. The trouble is that when it's dry it resembles cat litter. It was christened by a delightful ferrol kitty in the neighborhood last night. I'm thinking the river rocks will be a nice deterrent pooping dogs. We shall see, won't we?
Now we need to plant the area in front of the studio or at least plan for it. It's a tiny little space as you can see. I've been delaying it with all the work going on as I didn't want it to get trampled. I'm thinking a nice bright Bougainvilla along the fence and then a thicker little hedge right up against the fence to create a little bit more of a barrier from passers-by, but not taller than the fence. We'll figure this out in the Spring. In the meantime, 'tis the season to trim back all the roses in the backyard.
We've been renovating for 5+ years now. We kicked into high gear when I was 7 months pregnant to finish remodeling our 1880's Victorian as quickly as possible. Maybe a little about life, survival, dogs, design, photography, the beach and the madness in between. - Lisa S.