Tomorrow is the first day of Fall. It’s sort of a time for reflection on how to stay sane during the winter months.
I spent too much on air plants because I realized that I couldn’t mail order after freeze. I got some succulents and a bromeliad, too. I didn’t realize that they came in so many bright leaf colors.
And, I took the plunge for my first landscaping project since I hurt my back putting daylilies in buried pots 3 years ago.
Xeriscaping. Because who plants grass on top of a slope in clay in the desert and expects success 70 years later.
I started putting this checkerboard around the yard various places a decade ago. It’s held up pretty well, so my bald spots can now hold succulents, cacti and other drought hardy plants in the summer.
Five trips to Home Depot over 2 weeks. Lots of buckets of dirt removed. Blisters on both hands. TGF Motrin.