I got my garden planted! Remember what it used to look like?
My mom helped with choosing drought tolerant grasses and succulents and also low maintenance plants. I'm excited to see hoe it grows and fills in. And planting it inspired me to rake out all the old leaves that were in the decomposed granite. Once I did that, I realized that, really and truly, the deck needed some help.
Here it is in its blue shame. It got the wrong color painted on it back in the day and has been languishing ever since. It basically became a place to put stuff i was considering getting rid of. Not good. So step 1: I decided to give it a new coat of paint and that I would go for a taupe-y beige so that it would be light and clean. I also thought it would be a bit more seamless with the color of the ground in the garden.
Here it is with a coat of paint. Obviously it needs another and I need to figure out what to do with the walls and the benches, but it's already such a huge improvement. I feel my momentum building. Glad it's still hot in LA, I can have people over!