For all y’all who’ve been wondrin’….this is what it looks like now. We don’t have many plants in yet. They’ll come eventually. We’ll do more planting after the summer heat is done. This first picture isn’t perfectly in focus, but you’ll get the gist!
This picture is of “the farm”, as we call it. That’s a Meyer lemon tree on the left, and on the right is a patch of Sicilian fennel that I’ve been growing for Jon, over at Dopo.
The path leads down from two starting points, on each side of the yard. Those are the same stones in the pathway as are in the patio. And the cracks between the stones are planted with dymondia and wooly thyme (drought-friendly!)…And holy compost!! Those bags are full of weeds!
This is the main patio. We’ve also planted a shade tree (that you can’t see in this picture) which will hopefully grow big and leafy to provide shade in the afternoon.
Up at the top-right you can see our little bench and “tree table”. It sits under the giant pepper tree that was on the property when we bought it. The branches hang down in a willow-like manner, enclosing you in a quiet, breezy, serene little space.
This is a better picture of that big ol’ pepper tree, and in the very front of the picture is our “kitchen garden” vegetable plot.
And this is a full picture of the “kitchen garden” plot. Right now it has red chard, fennel, leeks and beets. And that pot sitting in there is my little rhubarb that still needs to be planted. This year we’re going to put all the big vegetables like tomatoes, peppers and beans up in “the farm”, and keep this little plot for lettuces, parsley, more fennel, and other more tender, delicate things.