we have made some changes in the front since we moved in. there were no flowers. there was no rock border at the sidewalk. it was all like the part to the left of the flowers. the big rocks we used for the border were scattered among the smaller rocks. the fence had no gaps. that hardly mattered when there was only grass inside it.
now we have a gate. made from the fence boards we removed. robin promises that she will paint flowers and a sun on the gate. the broadleaf plant is a harikiki, native to new zealand. the previous owners left it and the owl.
no grass now. no lawncare. and the flowers inside will now get morning sun. some have flower buds.
the roses, also a legacy, are doing well after severe pruning.
well poop. some turf left. the greens in the boxes all overwintered. that's new lettuce in the closest box.
the white lattice is for new peas in their new location. there are two pea plants that overwintered struggling to survive behind the older funky yet somehow pleasing lattice.
this is what it looked like when we started. they didn't leave the cat.
this area needs some work.
before pg&e reclaimed their right-of-way by removing seven feet of our deck.