10/15/08

Garden Babysteps


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!

5 comments:

Designerbee said...

Umm.. how do you find such awesome apartments? What a cool yard! I love what you've done so far.

laure said...

this one I had an insider tip for since it belongs to family. I know I totally lucked out, but there's an expiration date on it which has gotten in the way of me really taking ownership of it...

shayna said...

wow! lovely work...the garden is looking really fantastic! ps- thanks for your paris tips...very helpful!

laure said...

thanks shayna!

Ms Unreliable said...

The benches look great with their new paint job! I think the walls behind would look great in a really bold colour like hot pink, or if you're still a little raw after the bright blue incident, perhaps something a little less eccentric like a dark purple - so dark it almost looks black until the right light hits it. Or just a dark chocolate brown perhaps.
Then again, it depends on how far the walls extend too :)