Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Yee-haw, Granny, the Clampets got grass

That's our backyard.

With grass.

It's a Mother's Day AND Memorial Day miracle!

For way too many years, our backyard has been nothing but a dog and cat toilet. (My concern now is where are my animals going to poop? Can I install some sort of dog toilet?)

But now we have a gravel play yard complete with swing set that Bill and I built for Margaret last year. And this year we dun got grass.

No, not for smoking, it's fer lookin' at ... at least for now.

Now the trick is to see if we can actually keep it watered.

Yeah, that seems easy, but we're approximately one mile from the sun and it's hard to keep things watered here in the high desert. This is precisely the reason we only put a little grass in the back.

We're landscaping the rest with drought-tolerant plants.

But if this mild spring continues, we've got a shot at keeping the grass (at least for this summer!).

So far we've had good luck with things that grow, check out my roses:

1 comment:

Merry Magpie said...

Ha! I can't get anything to grow..
unless you count the weeds.

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