Friends and Kitties!
This Sunday I thought I'd take you around our yard. Gardening in the desert is different than in the Midwest, but you can still have a nice green space if you select the right plants and irrigate correctly. Almost all of our plants are drip irrigated with just a couple of sprayers, and Scott does a bit of hand watering in the evenings. Everything is well established, and if something isn't hardy it's GONE--only the strongest survive at chez Cerecke!
The star jasmine in the back courtyard. Scott put the lattice up last year and it's starting to spread. The smell is heavenly, when I go outside in the mornings (to molest the kitties) and the air is heavy with scent. Henry's hut is now a gardening hutch. We think he did have people and they moved.
Houston, we have tomatoes!
Historically we haven't had a lot of luck with 'maters here, but we got them in early enough (we hope) for them to ripen before it gets too hot and they split.
Looking down the path along the back of the Catio.
Scott had a photographer's assistant.
The path, facing the other direction. The tree on the left is some sort of golden privet trained into a tree, and the tree on the right is the lemon. There's cyprus along the wall, and arborvitae by the Catio as well as in the corners of the block wall.
Turning the corner by the lantana garden, we have butterfly bushes on the left, and on the right more arborvitae and another privet thingy. Beyond the butterfly bushes are some bottlebrush and succulents.
A close up of the bottlebrush flowers. The birds love the berries this makes!
Here we are 'rounding the bend at the front of the house. This photo is a few weeks old, the Mexican primrose at the base of the canary palms hasn't bloomed yet.
The mexican primrose is on the right--I just love it--and another variety of lantana by the fence.
This is the urn we garbage-picked last fall, Scott made it the centerpiece of a new bed he made. The purple flowers are a variety of sage, and please don't ask what the yellow ones are...I can never remember! Some type of daisy.
The view from the driveway; this is an older photo, too--nothing is in flower.
Now, I did promise in the post's title that there was some sass today...and here it is:
XX Trish XX