I decided to go ahead and post these pictures since they match the background of my blog so well. I planned that, of course. So here they are, pictures of our new yard. The plants are very small now, but we have high hopes. Everything we bought is supposed to get big and require very little water after the first season. This year, we have to baby everything a bit, until they are all well established. We had a little sprinkler system in our front yard that we’ve made into a system for our new yard. It’s a $30 sprinkler that we got a few years ago, and instead of popping up, the sprayers are permanently up. So it was never very good in the grass – people were always kicking the sprayers off. But now they’re all nestled into the xeriscaping, and I don’t think people will walk through our yard so much anymore. So that sprinkler should last until those plants don’t need much water anymore. The total cost for the whole project was $301 and a weekend of digging in the dirt (and mud when it was pouring rain). It looks like we’re about to get another spring rain – just what our new little plants need. Hopefully by the end of the summer we’ll have lots of color in our yard and I’ll post another picture.
The bulk of the project was right in front of our house, but we also did a little patch of xeriscape on the other side of the driveway to balance the whole picture.
and a close up so that you can see the itty bitty perennials… Happy Spring everyone!