Our view from our front door
The view of the front door
The entry from the drive
Now that the two remaining vegetable beds have been cleared, I can start planting winter veggies. Not much sun this side of the house, so I guess we will have to see how they do.
Sweet peas, Broccoli, Carrots, Radishes and cuttings of manzanita - planting day - January 16th 2010
My Victory Garden - March 2009. I used copper tape as an organic slug and snail control
Victory Garden in March 2009
The Yard Fairy's wings!
Re purposed straw hat
My stags horn ferns irrigated with drip. I decided in High School that I had to have one of these plants some day, and now I have two - what a lucky girl I am.
The first prototype of our now famous trellis panels - strong and sturdy and good looking 6 years later
Other side of trellis panel, hung with whimsy
View from West side to East side of yard - not a traditional yard really
This is the doggy area
My secrete hide-away place up on the hill side
Seating for one plus a dog
More unusual thrift store decorations
There's that doggy area being used just as it should be
Fairy wings in the late afternoon sun
I have to have a fairy in my yard
A gift from my lovely clients in Escondido - purchased from the gift store at The Water Garden at Cuymaca College
Here's my 'mail box' too
My own personal vegetable gardening success story was being able to pick fresh salad leaves over the holidays. They tasted yummy and it felt so good to be eating fresh salad to balance all the rich food of the season.
This Mexican Weeping Bamboo (Otatea acuminata aztecorum) provides a great screen from the traffic on the corner of my street, and the homes beyond. One of the well behaved clumping bamboos, it is very drought tolerant, and gets to about 15ft tall
Our back yard in the winter time
Outdoor seating area by daylight
Outdoor seating area as it starts to get dark - notice the down lights on the posts of the arbor structure
Our hammock is a great place to relax and chill, especially for kids with sensory issues
This area is literally right outside our back door so it really is an extension of our home
This is my hide-a-way spot on the hillside
The water feature and 'no lawn' area
As it gets darker, the lights really come into their own