We spent a good part of Saturday cleaning up the front patio. Over the winter, a lot of debris had collected in the nooks and crannies, including tons of leaves from neighborhood trees. It seems that our house always ends up with everybody else’s leaves!
I’m really happy with how nice everything looks—although I have no illusions that it will stay that way forever, LOL.
Most of the potted plants on the ground haven’t been watered since early November. It’s now time to slowly rehydrate them. I’m careful not to overwater because the risk of rot still exists, especially since our nights are still on the cool side.
I rearranged the plant tables to break up the space and to give the plants more light.
This table contains the plants that spent the winter in our dining room.
The Asian lemon bamboo (Bambusa eutuldoides ‘Viridividatta’) and the sago palm (Cycas revoluta) provide a beautiful backdrop for this corner of the patio.
The plants on this three-tiered display table have also been dry since November. We’re expecting a few rain showers later today; that should be the perfect amount of moisture to wake them up from their winter sleep.
And finally a few photos looking in the other direction.
There you have it: Our front patio looking the best it ever has. It’s actually fun now sitting at the bistro table enjoying a beer or glass of wine and watching the neighborhood go by.