This is the back of the house last fall. Yep...it was dry out there.
A couple of years ago, I dug out a small bed back there.
It wasn't much, but it worked for the time. I had other irons in the fire.
You can see one of my solutions for shielding plants from deer....upside down tomato cages.
It actually works...sometime.
I had wanted a raised planter box along here. But, the moaning that occurred whenever I mentioned the 300 landscape bricks and all the loads of soil to fill it, made me rethink what I wanted.
So, on to the new plan.
We dug a bed, added some compost, and put bricks and rocks along the edge.
It's looking pretty good, so far. All the plants are from other areas of the yard....
Autumn Sage, Prickly Pear, Candy Lily and Iris, Salvia Leucanthus...and some Mexican Feathergrass babies.
I moved what I hope is a Coral Vine to grow up this trellis.
It's all drought resistant. This area gets LOTS of afternoon sun.
Right now, we're enjoying the blooms on the Prickly Pear.
So, it looks a lot different. I think I like it already. And, when everything fills in, I'll like it even more.
Ah...the Last Frontier.