Monday, May 16, 2016

Backyard Update


"Let The Planting Begin!"

In my last backyard update post I left you all with images of our hardscape and the selections for our base plants.

So much has happened since that last post it is hard to know where to begin.

Bare with me as I take you through a guided tour of our backyard process!.....

I left you here.....

All the hardscape was done and we were waiting to go and select our plants. I love to go to nurseries and  sometimes will just go and walking up and down the aisles.

For our selections Jorge, our landscaper took us to a wholesale nursery that had 22 acres of plants. OH MY!!!

 I was like a kid in the candy store!

We chose our base plants first, two large trees, and 6 tiny towers for the side of fence trees,plus 2 espaliered lemon and 2 espaliered lemon trees.

Once those were chosen we could fill in with the rest of the plantings.

You can imagine my excitement when all the plants arrived.....

Boxwood, bower vines, sungold breath of heaven, espaliered lemon and lime trees, and 3 espaliered white camellias will surround our yard.

White iceberg rose trees, and star jasmine will be adding fragrance to the yard as well as lavender.

I think we have all the senses taken care of!

My sweet hubby checking out the perimeter trees. We both felt sorry for the workers that had to dig the holes for the 36in. boxed Chinese pistachio trees.


They planted the trees first and started laying things out to see how I wanted the other plantings arranged before the holes were dug.

 Looking good!

When they added the black bark mulch all the green plants came to life.

The plan came together beautifully and I could see my yard almost complete.

Of course the grass has to be planted and the boulders on the slope need to be added, then there are the trellises to hold the bower vines on the back fence and the lighting. So many details and all of them will make the picture complete.

We can see the finish line right before us! Stay tuned for the next installment of our little journey!