Sunday, July 27, 2014
I'll take a break from parental pontificating to show off how our garden is doing 1 year since planting.
The backyard: all the vines along the walls are filling in and attracting tons of butterflies. Our banana palm has quadrupled it's height already. We love eating breakfast in the sunroom and looking out at the bright red kangaroo paws. Joe's adult jungle gym gets daily use by him and by the neighborhood kids who love to balance and swing like monkeys. We added a little ship's wheel to Sisi's sandbox to inspire imaginative play.
Front Courtyard: I can't believe how lush it is after just one year. Our passion fruit vines seem to grow 6 or 7 feet longer every month. I'm constantly hacking them down. But I adore the wild look we have going on in our courtyard. Our papyrus is also freakishly huge, and needs to be cut down again. We hire a skilled landscaper to prune everything every 4 or 5 months, which costs about 400.00 each time. However, this landscape is so low maintanence that we have no need for regular gardeners.