….new pics of the front yard to be posted soon.

Dave and our friend Mike have made considerable progress on rebuilding the trellises, fixing the wood and stucco around the windows that was damaged by water due to the construction of the previous trellises, and painting the new construction. Hoping to be done this weekend…..

I bought a ton of heirloom tomato seeds and am going to pot them this weekend. Any extra seedlings I’m going to try to sell on Craigslist.

Our current veggies (leeks, snow peas, cauliflower and brussel sprouts) are happily growing in the side yard. The Katy tree and one of the apple trees already have fruit.

The rose bushes are doing fine as well (the ones I’ve decided to let stay as long as I don’t have to do any huge maintenance with them). Actually at the location of the rose bushes I dug up new rose bushes are coming up (which means I must’ve left some bit of root?)….if they survive and look good, they can stay, even though they don’t fit with the native plants. Dave loves roses.

Our native roses are doing fine — the Baja miniature rose has at least one teeny little rose on it.

The yard is finally looking like it’s on purpose, not a mishmash of mulch and decomposed granite and gravel and plants that, to most eyes, probably look suspiciously like weeds.

We found a nice fountain for free via freecycle for the bird bath/water feature.

Pics to follow….