Monday, September 10, 2018

Backyard #Landscaping Makeover by Rolynn Anderson

You've seen pictures of the front yard makeover and I promised pics of the back yard as well.  Note: what you don't see in this video and picture is our side yard with fruit trees: Orange, grapefruit, lemon, apricot, apple and plum.  Yup, it's a lot of area to tend!  Now, I have a couple more large cement balls to make to complete the look in the new patio area, and I'm planting a small cactus garden in an area you can't see, but this portion is 95% finished.  Now it's time to sit back and enjoy our landscaping makeover!

Here are the drought tolerant plants I included... such plants are required by the cash for grass rebate program:
1. 5 Mediterranean Fan Palms
2. 1 Roebelenii Palm
3. 3 Queen Palms
4. 6 Dwarf Cape Rush
5. 8 Kniphofia- Red hot poker (yellow and red)
6. 3 Little John Dwarf Bottlebrush
7. 6 Leucospermum (red and yellow-Veldfire and Royal Hawaiian Brandi)
8. 4 Cousin Itt Acacia
9. 4 Crassula Capitella (Red Pagoda)
10. 1 Blue Agave
11. 2 Agave blue glow
12. 8 Parrot’s Beak Lotus Berthelotii
13.  6 Euphorbia Meloformis (Eve’s Needle Crest)
14.  2 Yucca harrimaniae (Spanish Bayonet)
15.  1 Yucca jewel
16.  6 Elephant Bush Portulacaria afra
17. 2 White Bird of Paradise
18. 1 Orange Bird of Paradise
19.  3 Barrel Cacti

20. 1 New Zealand Christmas Tree - Pohutukawa

So I tried to put my video here but it wouldn't take.  The first pic is the left of the yard, the second pic is a middle shot, and the third pic is the far right shot, showing the new fencing. 

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Leah St. James said...

It's gorgeous, Rolynn! A lovely oasis. (Love the cement balls!) I can picture many happy hours relaxing, writing, and spending time with friends and family. Enjoy every minute. :-)

Angela Adams said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Margo Hoornstra said...

Wow! Just Wow! It's beautiful. The cement balls really add the perfect touch.

Jannine Gallant said...

You did a spectacular job! Definitely time to enjoy it!

Brenda Whiteside said...

Just beautiful. Congrats on a great job!

Rolynn Anderson said...

Thanks, Leah. Oasis is a good word for the low maintenance factor, too :-)

Rolynn Anderson said...

Angela, great to see you here. Yup, you can see what I've been doing with my time, besides writing!

Rolynn Anderson said...

Margo, thanks. The next big balls I make will be tougher. I may have to put cement OUTSIDE the ball form instead of inside. We'll see what I come up with.

Rolynn Anderson said...

Jannine, it was neat to be away from the house while he finished up...sometimes it's too hard to watch how slowly things come together.

Rolynn Anderson said...

Thanks, Brenda. I got lots of my ideas from Pinterest...others are interested in this landscaping stuff, too!

Vonnie Davis said...

I think it's gorgeous! I love the cement ball idea. Do you have a mold? I just keep going from pic to pic and every time I do I see something new. So very nice.

Diane Burton said...

Awesome! Your landscape is so beautiful. A lot to tend is right, but you got the plants to will thrive without so much water. I'm truly amazed.