So I went ahead and had the landscaping done yesterday. I headed to Southwood to pick out a few plants for the focal point of that area.
I’m going to show you the totality of the yard. This photo below is where my patio door is leading onto the patio.
You can see what I chose to be the focal point of the area they landscaped yesterday. A brown container with red pavers underneath to elevate it.
The pot was once a water feature. But it had the right shape and contours for the look I wanted, and I didn’t want to have to buy something else.
So I had them drill holes in the bottom and I planted a fern and purple lobelia in it.
Now we’re going down my pathway toward the sidewalk, with many containers of plants and flowers and herbs along the way.
Here is a photo showing the rest of my path. The monkey grass looks a bit untidy. But that’s for another day.
Obviously I like things to look tidy.
Here is where my pathway ends and the sidewalk begins. And then we’re going down the rustic path.
These flat pavers were on the side of my apartment. They were taken up when the landscapers were here last time.
I told them I wanted them to create a path for me to my container gardens at the corner because the gravel is hard to walk on.
Pretend now that you’ve stepped off the sidewalk onto the rustic path. And you’re heading down the length of my yard toward Steve’s yard.
I wanted every bit of this area edged with black plastic edging to define my yard. And also to hold the gravel and mulch in.
This way the lawn guys should not be confused.
And now you’ve passed the large cypress tree and you see where the edging ends from another angle.
I couldn’t really have them go any farther, even though technically it’s still my yard, because of the drain. You can see the drain in the above photo.
I didn’t want the drain to be inside the perimeters of the edging in case something happened and workmen had to deal with the drain.
I wanted a simple focal point, because the other side of the tree has elevated galvanized containers. This side needed a little something that was above ground.
In it is a fern and purple lobelia I purchased at Southwood yesterday.
The nurseries are looking pretty bare right now. But I found this fern and purple lobelia.
I’ve been planting morning glory seeds and will soon plant the moon vine seeds. The moon vine seeds just arrived yesterday afternoon in the mail.
I planted the morning glories one day and they emerged from the soil the next. Fastest growing seeds I’ve ever seen.
Do you see them below?
Maybe the morning glories will grow up that ugly light pole. I wish I had something to add to the pole because the surface is slick.
Slugs On My Carpet:
Now my problem is that I have slugs on my carpet!
I picked one up yesterday morning with a paper towel. And Maria cleaned yesterday and said she picked up another one.
I’ve alerted the office and they say pest control will be here tomorrow.
Don’t slugs go where there is moisture?
I’ve just got the refrigerator problem straightened out, and now I have to deal with slugs.
I read that the slugs themselves aren’t toxic to cats. But they carry lungworm parasites that can seriously harm or kill a cat.
Oh, I’m ready for things to calm down around here.
I just want to sit on my patio and look out at my yard and plants and flowers and enjoy the summer.