This year, I wised up. For my patio....I planted solely succulents or cactus. Take that West Texas heat and wind! I can be gone for a week to Colorado and the iron-man plants on my patio survive. I'm kickin' bad weather in the face!
|View of patio from my breakfast room window|
What does one do with a big hole in another patio? A hole left by a decrepit inground hot tub?
Another plant that does pretty well in the heat....as long as it gets a little water is Russian Sage.
The bones of the flower beds in my front yard consist of nandina, decorative yucca, sedum, and some creeping juniper.
|The little flowerbed to the right of my front door|
But, I wanted to show you my secret garden! This is where I have attempted to grow vegs the last couple of years. I just got through weeding this little spot and I thought you'd enjoy seeing it. shhhhhh-for your eyes only
It's secret cuz it's behind the garage. Can't see it much from the house. One must walk outside to see it. If you came to visit, you wouldn't see it unless I took you out there. You walk out the back door of our garage
|An easy, colorful grower-pink mandevilla!|
Can you spot my rockhound tearing up the grass?
|she's in the shadow|
It feels positively decadent to have the prettiest part of my yard hidden away from public view, but this humble flowerbed makes me grin. Don't even mind weeding it occasionally. It satisfies the hummingbirds and butterflies, too. If you come over, I'll share it with you if you want. But I'm warnin' you....don't try to grab a potato. You might lose a hand.
Colorful love to all.