Last weekend we spent most of our time playing around in dirt and planting a SoCal version of a winter garden. The only thing that didn't get planted was the chard and carrots because frankly, I ran out of room. Fortunately, I have a friend who is a teacher and was looking for edible or SoCal native plants for the kids to plant in their school garden. So, excess plants did have a home.
Now the trick will be to see if we can keep them all alive!
Main patio area. The doors on the right lead into our dining room/living room area. The door on the left leads to the garage. We installed a sun sail between the two buildings to provide some respite from the afternoon sun, which helps keep it nice and cool without it being too dark. Underneath we hung up lanterns.
Small garden bed with freshly planted veggies. In front are also a few smaller planter boxes containing herbs. We also surrounded the planter with rope lights for some night time illumination.
From left to right:
Cilantro, Lavender, Broccoli, Garlic Chives
From back to front:
Honey 'N Pearl Corn, Serrano Chili, Green Onions, Romain Lettuce, Red Leaf Lettuce, Arugula.
Mmm... Brussels Sprouts.
BBQ Rosemary, Sage, Flat Leaf Parsley
Green Onions, Caribbean Pepper
Oregano, Tarragon, Marjoram
Mint, Curly Parsley, Basil
We also planted some Cherry Tomatoes and Strawberries
The Strawberry planter sits under a large Meyer Lemon Tree which was already here. We were really excited about this, since we left a Meyer Lemon Tree at the old place.
Patio furniture was purchased from Target over a year ago.
To the left and right are a few potted succulents that came over from the old place.
On the other side of the patio door sits our grill and chiminea for when the weather gets cold.
View from the lemon tree toward the rest of the yard.
There's still a small yard area for our cats our our friend's kids to frolic in.
Path leading around towards the back door and the alley entrance. The huge tree keeps it nice and shady.
Along the wall which separates our backyard from the yard of the front unit of the duplex, we have a few remaining potted succulents, cactus and a pineapple plant which we're trying to recover. There are also a few other plants around the area, like catnip for the kitties.
Anyway, that's pretty much it. Hope you enjoyed.
Cross posted to apartmentgarden