Edited to add: Of all the things we have done this year, this has been the bestest! I know that is not a word.:") DH was so proud of his efforts and we have had many gatherings of friends and family over to enjoy. Just goes to show not to give up and to persevere! Of course the recent rains have made my shade garden a muddy mess, but after it finally clears up, will get some more awesome plants and rain gutters!
I know I have talked about this here and here. But since we added new plants and I am so loving the side yard, I am posting again! We live in So Cal in a typical tract house with a very small back yard. Most of it is a large patio and we used to have grass on the side for the kids. But they are now 21 and 17, and we wanted an area that was useful and that we could enjoy.
Here is a before/after side by side comparison!
This is Before, taken in March
This is After taken this morning! Love it!
This is before
After taken today!
We have had fun growing veggies, more squash than we know what to do with. Unfortunately some 4 legged creatures have been eating our peppers and eggplant, so only harvested a few of those.
Here is a pic looking from the gate, which is at the front, to the back. Love how this turned out. The plants on the left are up against the house and get more shade, while the veggies get sun all day.
Have a great week,