Saturday, April 11, 2009

Finally the garden project is finished

After four months working on the garden by the north side of the house, the job is done. When I started four months ago all I wanted to do was to get rid of the two bougainvillea bushes and replaced the rotting fence and gate. The project expanded and I end up adding pavers and a new fountain. I wanted a courtyard look, that would look nice from the inside of the house, I also added a garden shed.
I considered an iron gate and fence for this area, but after much consideration I decided to go with a wooden fence. It gives my urban garden more privacy and security. In the two containers by the door I planted Italian Cypresses, I am hoping they will grow nicely and anchor the entrance.

This is what this area looked before.
I relocated my entire collection of bromeliads to the front of the house, they are all sun loving and this area gets plenty of sun in the afternoon.

This is the view from inside the house, everyone in the family is happy with the new view

The red plant is the fire dragon; the leaves resemble a Japanese maple. The fire dragon is a sun loving plant, and now this area gets plenty of sun after removing the bougainvilleas bushes.

View of the garden from front to back.

Looking at the garden from the back of my property, the Mexican flame vine was in full bloom last week.

I am very excited about my new garden shed; you can’t call yourself a gardener without a shed.

My new potting area, now I can stand up while working on my pots.


Wishing you and your family the blessings of this Easter season


GardenJoy4Me said...

Rusty .. if ever I was granted a wish involving gardens .. I would wish for YOURS !
It is so beautiful .. so well designed .. peace and quiet must be one of the factors of enjoying it so much : )
You have done an amazing job and talk about talent with keeping your garden tools and area perfectly organized ! wow !
Fantastic job Rusty : )
Happy Easter to you too !

Daphne said...

I love your new courtyard garden. It is beautiful. As to the shed. I have none :/ I use my garage. Some year I'll have one in the garden. Some year I'll get a greenhouse. Some year...

Brenda said...

That is so beautiful. What a good job you did. It is a lovely addition to your yard.
Happy Easter to you also.

keewee said...

It looks absolutely fabulous.What a lovely place to sit and enjoy a summer's evening.

Dirt Princess said...

I just love your garden. So refreshing

Prospero said...

Very inspiring work.

ChrisC said...

It came out beautiful!Good job!

Susan said...

It looks great, Rusty. A true tropical paradise, and you are so neat and tidy, too. I love that red dragon. I wonder if it is too tropical for us here in the center of the state.

Brenda said...

I just love what you did! Did you design that yourself? I'm wanting to do some work to the side yard of our garden home. Still pondering what to do. This gave me much needed inspiration!

Northern Shade said...

Your new courtyard makes a serene private retreat. It looks like you gained a lot of usable space now.

Nicole said...

Very nice!

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Rusty, you worked so hard getting that bush out of there...and now, it looks like a whole new place! I really like the shade of green the fence is painted. It's clever of you to sneak a potting area between the shed and the fence! Your patio looks fantastic! Wow...what a difference! Great job all the way around!