Now is the time both of you have been waiting for. The time where I show what a horrid job at a gardening blog I have done. Ready? Wait. Go get a beer. It will be better that way. I'll wait.
Our landscape designer, Mr. Savage, has given us three dimensional pictures of the finished plan, minus many of the plantings, but you can get the general idea. I've included those as best I can. And, we're off.
Side yard as it currently stands. My contribution to the world of white trash. My wife will be fuming when she sees this one. Well, and the rest.
On the left you can see the vegetable garden. Notice the lack of vegetables. That's because of this.
That's a pepper tree. That tree was half the size when we moved in a few years back. It has now grown so large that it actually casts a shadow over the vegetable garden during the winter. I need to call the City.
Moving along, the side yard should eventually resemble this.
See trees and stuff. Apparently, that's my wife.
This is the backyard from a path that runs along the back of our house. The path is actually a couple of miles long and winds up through the hills behind the house. Of course, that requires a gate in the back as during the summer months we enjoy walks back there while the kids do what they do and I smoke a cigar and have a proper beverage. Anyway, here's what it will look like.
The structure is going to be replaced. Over to the left there will be a row of fruit trees. I need something to put in my gin. And my Blue Moon. You get the drift.
Lastly, the front yard.
The front yard will be a dramatic change. It will end up like this.
Big change. Now, ALL of the lawn is being removed. I'll have a mower available in a couple of years. Currently, the yard slopes down to the sidewalk. We're going to remove that and put in a retaining wall, creating a courtyard up above. That will be a future post. We can't give it all away right away. Neither of you will come back.
So, there you have it. Filled with good intentions, but a lack of time. Maybe I'll win the lottery. Probably not.