Landscaping, the continuing saga.
This is what our place looked like in all its cement block, orange bark, baked lawn hideousness.
Summer, 2007 (just after we purchased the property)
Last year after we moved dirt and rock around with a tractor for five days, and then proceeded to plant one hundred plants...yep they're there...look closely.
Late May, 2008
This year after the native desert grass seed took over...sigh
Mid June, 2009
I'd actually like it to look more like this drought tolerant yard from LA. Different growing zone, I know...LA definitely isn't the high desert. (And I'll just bet this gal doesn't have deer frolicking in her suburban yard on a daily basis!) But I do love all the color and texture. Maybe something similar...and deer resistant.
photo-Al Seib, LAT
But, really, this is why we live here...
Peace & quiet