Archive for October, 2011

Gardens!

Friday, October 7th, 2011

One of the really neat things about California are all of the gardening possibilities.  We are a zone 9 or 10 out here and that means you can grow just about anything.  I am particularly intrigued by all of the xeriscape or low water gardens out here.  Water is definitely scarce and it is the responsible thing to do.  I am inspired by how beautiful they can be!

Here are some gardens that my pooches and I pass by on our daily walks:

I love this one.  This is about as low water use as you can get!

Xeriscape garden!

 

This one is really nice as well:

Xeriscape garden!

 
An another:
 

Xeriscape garden!

This one is at the other end of the water use spectrum, though probably less water use than a traditional lawn.  Really beautiful:

Tropical garden

I have been working on my vege garden as well.  Beds are set up, landscape fabric is laid and I put down straw for mulch betweeen the beds.  The soil comes Tuesday.  The straw is a big hit with Lucy:

Lucy makes herself comfortable