Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014
At the beginning of the summer we made a water wise goal to drop water bill by 50% from last year. We didn't want to lose the edible garden and still wanted to build the mostly ornamental Backyard Bistro. So we let go of the lawn and collected gray water from kid's baths (which was a fun chore to collect and redistribute into rain barrels).
By chosing plant material that include mosty succulents, natives and a few water loving plants (fuschia, burgmansia and bougainvilla) we have been able to enjoy a low water haven without compromising the desire for color.
North Facing View in late afternoon
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Friday, June 6, 2014
Three years ago a planting of Thompson, Red Seedless and Concords were installed in the backyarden. The first year yielded a cluster on each vine. Second year, about two more clusters. This year we have at least a dozen Concord..... Not sure what is happening to the others. ????