I have spent most waking hours in the garden, digging in the dirt, feeding my plant addiction. It’s been heaven and I know it can’t last forever. Soon I will have to get down to the serious business of finding a job- making money instead of just spending it.

The previous owner created a lovely front yard/ patio area with large flagstones and a green wall! I am so excited and intimidated by this six-foot hedge that I need to learn how to maintain. Never used an electric shear before. The plantings are beautiful and repetitive in the front. I just pulled out some less desirable plants- I think they were sea lavender- and replaced them with purple, orange and black foliage, some of my favorite hues for a garden. We have just had a few days of some good rain and now are entering almost a week of sun and quite warm temperatures, that magic combination for a garden.


A new favorite "Amber Jubilee"

A new favorite “Amber Jubilee”

A heucherella I haven't seen before, "Sweet Tea."

A heucherella I haven’t seen before, “Sweet Tea.”




3 thoughts on “Gardens

  1. Anonymous says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!!! Can’t wait to see it in person.

  2. Pearl Chow says:

    I especially enjoy seeing the plants I can’t grow, eg., hostas – too dry in the Bay Area. One tip I’ve heard re hedges. Shear them so the bottom is slightly wider than the top. This way sunlight can reach the bottom leaves. Love your posts!

  3. Sharon says:

    Your yard is so beautiful! I’m glad you have the time and weather to do what you love.

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