brittadotcom (brittadotcom) wrote,

Lockwood Garden Revisited

Since I was early for my salon appt on Friday afternoon, I stopped by my old place to take a peek at the one was home & all the curtains & blinds were closed, so I went into the yard just far enough to see the patio & snapped a few quick pix with my Treo. It looks like at least the major stuff I planted is still alive, but it looks like the grass is suffering, so I wonder if the sprinklers never got turned back on after the rainy season? The iris under the potato vine is full with a bunch of nutgrass, and the side yard has lots of weeds flowering & seeding, but my bark over the weed fabric seems to have done well for weed control up in the raised beds, and there are plenty of still-green concord grapes on the vine on the fence. They are putting their garbage & recycling cans in front of the fence on the side yard (ugly for the front yard for neighbors' sake in my opinion) so they're not using my bamboo fence I built to hide the each his own...if I was brave enough, I should have climbed in the back to see if any blackberries were ripe yet! haha...

Backyard at Lockwood Now

Patio and Potato Vine

Side Yard at Lockwood - do I see volunteer pumpkin blossoms? ;)

Compare those to last year at this time...

Backyard at Lockwood - Late July 2005

Side Yard at Lockwood - Late July 2005

Granted, my first summer living there I didn't have much side vegetable garden either, since I had worked so hard on getting the backyard ready for my Year 5 at Hogwarts party that summer, but by late August I did have a little "farm" growing...and my new yard has a bunch of weeds right now since I've been so busy, then the heat wave made it unbearable to do yardwork until evening when I couldn't see the weeds... ;) I am glad that my iris, roses & rosemary are still surviving, and I didn't notice walking past them, but in the photos I see some pumpkins reseeded themselves in the side yard! They might have a Halloween surprise...haha...somehow appropriate that I leave behind some Halloween legacy... ;)
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