|The Front Garden in October|
Not much to look at, is it? M was unable to find any bedding chrysanthemums or any dusty miller plants in the nurseries he has been to, so I've abandoned that idea! We are hoping that there will be some rain this winter to help revive the garden.
|The Parkway with the First Paver in Place|
This is the parkway I keep talking about; it has a city parking sign and, towards the other end, the opening to the water mains that is maintained by the city's Department of Water and Power. Any improvements I make have to be fitted around those two fixtures. The paver is 24-inches square; it looked big stacked in my backyard:
|The Rest of the Pavers|
I had M buy me seven pavers, which were all the store had at the time. He thought seven would be too many, but, now he thinks we might have to buy more! LOL. We might do just that. My idea is to put a row of pavers down the parkway and either fill in with mulch or some small pebbles. Either material will allow me the option of planting some succulents or ground cover at a later date.
Meanwhile, I am seeing a few signs of new growth in the front garden. At least one of the clumps of purple fountain grass that M brought me (another client was getting rid of them) is showing some new growth:
|Purple Fountain Grass|
The asparagus ferns we planted in the front planting bed are growing well, putting out new growth;
|The Front Flower Bed|
The lantana that I thought had died are showing signs that they are not quite dead, yet! I have been giving them some water to help them grow:
|New Growth on the Lantana|
I guess, on the whole, the front garden is doing as well as can be expected, under the circumstances. The forecast says there will be a chance of light showers on Saturday morning and that will help. The lower temperatures will also help.
Thank you for visiting my garden, today!