The other day I snapped some shots of the "winter" yard (yes, I realize that's a very blue sky!). This past summer we completely redid our front yard , creating a low water and low(er) maintenance but pretty space. Here is how it looks right now...I am loving how finally everything is filling in even in the "dead" of winter:
We have added some bark mulch because we have some raven friends who like digging up the dirt. The bark deters them just a little. :)
This is early morning...so there are a few large shadows. My urn is not nearly as pretty as it was this summer, when everything in it was in full bloom....but there are buds once again and the foliage is really healthy so I am happy.
Our little olive tree is hanging in there. We were not sure about this little guy....it was not happy once transplanted and appeared to go into shock for a while, but it seems happier lately even though it's still small.
I think the lavender will be a bit overwhelming this summer, but that's just a theory. ;) The pile below was cut back and is already fluffy and beginning to flower!
Here is a partially dried hydrangea bulb. I think hydrangeas are beautiful fresh or dried, whether green, blue, white or pink...
Camellias bloom early in SoCal. I have two bushes producing coral and pink flowers. :)
When we decided to redesign the front yard I was excited, but a bit apprehensive since we removed all of our traditional grass. I did not want the yard to look too busy, and I still worry a little about that but overall it really is becoming a great space!
Thanks for visiting. :D