Yesterday I reached an important milestone: all areas immediately adjacent to the house have their landscaping done (OK, one area has a plan, which it did not have last week, and that plan will execute after the holidays) and we have entered into maintenance mode. The building of trails in our wooded area will be next year's project.
I brought in six yards of mulch, 1/2 yard of topsoil, 19 lantana, five coneflowers, and planted our three potted yellow mums. All the beds have been addressed. The maintenance remaining mostly involves lawn care, and overseeding the lawn areas when spring arrives.
Further, it is berry season now, and I have enclosed some pictures to highlight the colors which surround us.
Here are the pictures as we close this important chapter at Leaning Oak.
|The bed where the bougainvillea lives received fresh mulch -- 18 |
wheelbarrows of it. I also moved some spare flagstone to add accent.
|The bougainvillea will get a sister plant, and between the two of them, we|
will install a small fountain. The plan is set, and due to execute in early 2017.
|The Yaupon holly has come forth with brilliant red berries. Its cousin, the|
American holly, will have its berries by Thanksgiving (next week).
|A close of the Yaupon berries -- makes a nice computer wallpaper!|
|The American Beautyberry, though mostly leafless, is strutting its colors.|
|I found one with a pair of leaves intact, just to give context.|