I’m nearing the finish line for my on-demand course…I think. I keep waiting for a shoe to drop. I’d like to give a date but it’s a bit up in the air, hopefully within the next 2 weeks. As a result, my days are filled with videos, editing, writing…. On Tuesday I made, edited and uploaded 10 videos and edited another 6. Today I think I will have written maybe 1500 words for this or that. I’ve been working so much on this that I can crank out a video on one take (sometimes), edit and load right away. Whooooah!
I remember “normal” times, there was so much to write and post about – latest trip, guild, show, travel adventure, hike, museum. Remember those days? Well here’s what I’ve got for you – yard photos! It has been a mild spring and that makes for pretty yards. Don’t be fooled, 110 degrees is around the corner and it will batter all the plants. My grasses love it and will thrive.
This is a drought tolerant landscape no matter how green it looks now. Everything is on drip, well maintained. I reduced my turf by 70% a few years ago, a lucky thing given what has happened to California water. So here we go, front yard first:
No, that is NOT my water running down the street. The guy above us dumps water onto our property. We catch it and it funnels out to the street.
This is only my second year with this hosta and he’s already about 3’ across.
My Japanese Forest Grass face west but are sheltered by the dense foliage of the olive tree, a really sweet combination.
The Yarrow looks great now but will sprawl soon and I’m too lazy to stake him.
Love these sweet Rabbit Ears – the bees love them.
And then there are Kangaroo Ears too, choice of the Hummingbirds.
Love the color combo here.
The Olive Trees has more flowers than we’ve seen in previous years so I expect a bumper crop in the fall. We don’t harvest them, but rats and squirrels do – ewwww.
Our Pepper Tree produces legit pink peppercorns, as in $19 for 4 ounces! A pink peppercorn is actually not a true “pepper” but they taste similar. I snack on them when they’re fresh and they have a tiny bit of sweetness. We had a LOT of wind over the last week and it “harvested” all the peppercorns. I need to get out there and pick them up.
Of all the places to build a nest, why right over one of my lights???
Dang I love me my grasses! They are such show-offs. And that Smoke Tree to the left is no slouch either.
I like this little nook with a good view and well-aged wood furniture. It probably doesn’t have a lot longer to live.
That’s one of my Stipa Giganteas there, all that fluff on the left. It’s my fav grass. You should see it backlit in the morning…
Sweet little planter on the dining table.
Echevaria – fabulous color. I have a whole huge planter filled with these and they have the most lovely and striking red-orange flowers.
Can’t go wrong with Coleus for color – these will get 4’ tall if I let them.
Non-bee loving plants next to the pool. The Hummingbirds like them though!
Astilbe – love their ethereal blooms.
Mini Carnations – they look great for about 4 weeks and that’s it.
View going up the steps.
Grocery store flowers for Mother’s Day from me!
I hope you enjoyed the tour. It’s prettier in the fall when the grasses are in full bloom!
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