|Exhibit A. Crab Grass. It is mainly what our yard consisted of. I had a great idea! Lets dig these up!!|
Also, we had this thing called a sea hibiscus that was planted next to the fence in our back yard....
|Exhibit B. Sea Hibiscus. This is a gigantic plant. Ours is half this size and no less than 2 stories tall.|
So our crab grass removal and the hard freeze we had this winter left our back yard looking like this:
|Exhibit C. The Sahara. This was all that was left of our back yard after the crab grass.|
|Exhibit D. Dead sea hibiscus. 2 stories tall. About 1 thousand individual stalks to chop up.|
There are tiny patches of actual grass clinging to the sand . It really isn't much, but it is enough that it needs to be mowed down. Ever mowed at the beach? No you haven't, and with good reason!
|Exhibit E. Sand storm. Is that a sand storm coming? Nope, it is just April and Steve mowing the back yard!|
|This is what I aspire for. A barefoot baby's dream!!|
But I couldn't grow a flower and keep it living even if I was made of potting soil and cried tears of Miracle Grow. I am nothing like my grandparents. They could plunk a withered old seed into the ground, and 3 months later have a Garden of Eden. I inherited the black thumb of flora death. I am known in the plant world as the grim reaper. I killed hard to kill, natively growing rosemary in less than a week. I need automatic sprinklers and Paul James from Gardening By the Yard to come to my house and give me some lessons. If you are reading this Paul James... I NEED YOUR HELP!!!