The man of the house has been building a retaining wall around the pool. There is still a lot of work to do, but he has made really good progress. We still need sod and will get that in before fall. The red dirt area to the right might be more patio. I like the little corgi prints from the pool across the patio.
On this side we are working on a rock garden and I have a little patio garden that is hanging in there.
I really like this area that man of the house put together. The grasses are not doing real well, but the oleander has some blooms.
I put some hibiscus in the rock garden and they are in bloom every morning. I just love them.
The potted plant is mexican heather, love it! I cannot remember what the other plant is, but it has wonderful purple flowers. We are going to add a vertical trellis here and plant mandevilla.
Mandevilla waiting to be planted.
The patio garden I have not killed yet. That is an accomplishment for me!
Man of the house built this little garden outside our bedroom window a few weeks ago. We need some sod here too and I think we are going to build a path along the garden.
Last spring a generous friend gave me some ugly, dead-looking stalks. She promised they would be wonderful, and just sick them in the ground. The corgis chewed up a few of them before I planted them, but this guy survived and I love it!
If you have any ideas for me about our pool area and gardens, I would love to hear them!