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tiny terror 10-04-2009 07:45 PM

finally working on the yard...
 
After my Pops send me home a truck load of plants, I've finally started really working on the backyard. We're still removing the fountain remnants, so that corner is still a wreck, but I worked on the part under our two olive trees. It gets only morning sun, so picking plants has been a test in patience. But, we spent yesterday at the San Diego zoo looking at all the amazing plants and I was inspired.

I had to remove all the pavers and borders to reset them. And I added some of the rocks we've removed from the fountain - squished me toe in the porcess. I've not gotten to the whole garden, but this is a start.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2.../gardenone.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...gardenone2.jpg

The sago palm in the black pot is going into a large terracotta planter when I finally pick on out. And it'll end up staying right where it is. I like to buy plants and put them where I want them for a few weeks without planting them just to see if they like the spot. It's worked really well.

And, I've accumulated quite a collection of potted plants.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...tedplants1.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...tedplants2.jpg

I'm beat.

jcf 10-04-2009 07:54 PM

Looking good Tiny!
guess I should post up a couple of our pergola now the garden is in too

4point 10-04-2009 08:00 PM

Very nice Tiny. We haven't had landscaping in 5 years, went with the natch look.....

tiny terror 10-04-2009 08:05 PM

I wasn't a fan of those retro borders, but I started to think if I fixed them - they had sunk to the scallops - I'd get used to them. They grew on me and I'm pretty tickled with them.

Yes, J, please post pictures. We still have the rest of the backyard and the front yard to do. I'm doing a section at a time. Inspire me. :D

tiny terror 10-04-2009 08:15 PM

Oh, I found before pictures. :D

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...ome/before.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...me/before2.jpg

jcf 10-04-2009 08:17 PM

Borders look ok & when the plants grow they will be a little more hidden too. I think they compliment the pavers :punk:

joemd60 10-04-2009 08:53 PM

Very nice job Tiny.:)

RatherBNarizona 10-04-2009 08:53 PM

very nice improvement!

JDsDream 10-04-2009 08:59 PM

That looks great Tiny, makes me miss my California home.

whiteyj 10-04-2009 09:06 PM

Very nice make over!

jgano23 10-05-2009 07:35 AM

looking great guys

Barrie 10-05-2009 09:17 AM

Looking good Tiny.:)

activelydying 10-05-2009 09:18 AM

Looks AMAZING! You weren't kidding about the truck load part. :D

Wish I could put some of my plants in the ground instead of moving them inside each year. :(

tiny terror 10-05-2009 10:06 AM

For AD, my jade collection plus a couple others...

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...ngofpearls.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...pagodajade.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...thousejade.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...ephantjade.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...dishgarden.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...desertrose.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...me/bigjade.jpg

4Jeepn 10-05-2009 10:48 AM

Looks very nice

morphious 10-05-2009 11:46 AM

what no tikis in the yard ccain is slacking i thought he was working on a big tiki

Dare2BSquare 10-05-2009 12:00 PM

Yardwork is good therapy. I really enjoy getting my mits dirty working in the yard. The plus is that it also adds value to the property!

ccain 10-05-2009 12:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by morphious (Post 453805)
what no tikis in the yard ccain is slacking i thought he was working on a big tiki


Hehehehe...

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...tedplants1.jpg

Look in front of the white post to the left. :D

And yeah... I'm going to be working on a big tiki... I just have too many irons in the fire right now.

morphious 10-05-2009 12:21 PM

ahh never mind i didn't even see it their looks good

activelydying 10-05-2009 12:49 PM

Hope that box you have is a big one becasue there are quite a few that I like.

tiny terror 10-05-2009 12:52 PM

They're all big enough to take cuttings from. See the desert rose?

tiny terror 10-05-2009 12:52 PM

Oh and you should see the desert rose collection at the zoo, next time I'll take pictures.

activelydying 10-05-2009 12:55 PM

I'll start getting the pots ready now. :D

You can keep the cacti, I'm still fine tuning my skill with those.

activelydying 10-05-2009 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tiny terror (Post 453870)
See the desert rose?


Yup. I'll have to take a pic of the one my Dad has. It's more like a tree. Probably just a different variety.

tiny terror 10-05-2009 01:01 PM

This one was inside for a really long time - no good direct light - so the growing pattern is leggy. It didn't have any leafs when she gave it to me. I've had it for a couple of weeks and it seems very happy outside in the sun. Hope it blooms soon. :D

whiteyj 10-05-2009 01:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ccain (Post 453839)
Hehehehe...

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...tedplants1.jpg

Look in front of the white post to the left. :DAnd yeah... I'm going to be working on a big tiki...

Looks more like the Tiki Bong....:flipoff:

morphious 10-05-2009 01:31 PM

shhhh ur not supposed to tell everyone then ccain will be getting requests for those i like the rocks is that a pond or just decoration

amy 10-05-2009 02:43 PM

That looks really good, Tiny. I love working in the yard. Like Dare said, it's great therapy.

Cain, your tiki looks great. Be sure to post a pic when you get the big one done.
When I was a kid, we found a tiki along the river, after a flood. My folks set it up next to the driveway. It stood there for years, with moss growing on top, before the Oregon weather got to it.
I found an old picture of it.
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...eeter/Tiki.jpg

tiny terror 10-05-2009 03:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by whiteyj (Post 453903)
Looks more like the Tiki Bong....:flipoff:


Not in this house, not ever.

Quote:

Originally Posted by morphious (Post 453919)
shhhh ur not supposed to tell everyone then ccain will be getting requests for those i like the rocks is that a pond or just decoration

That's the waterfall/fountain we've been removing. It was an eyesore that almost made me think twice about the house.

morphious 10-05-2009 03:21 PM

not a fan of fountains i take it well i suppose with a little work and some mortar u could give cain a tiki bar


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