Friday, November 6, 2009

Let's Get Dirty.

Praise Flora !
A new project is about to begin.
Let’s get dirty.

Construction bids are in, final decisions are being made and ground, or should I say sand is about to be broken.

A new garden at the beach is about to take shape. Wooohooo ! ( can you tell this slow economy has gotten to me ! )

Basic Planting Plan ( lots of succulents, Australian and South African plants.)
From Beach House

From Beach House

The interesting aspect of this project is that we are going to be using a seeded lawn instead of sod.
This seed is from Wildflower Farm and is called their Eco- Lawn mix.
It is said to require no fertilization, is extremely drought tolerant , and very low maintenance.
I’ll be documenting its installation and growth habit as the project progresses.

From Beach House

The existing site :
From Beach House

Existing vegetable garden
From Beach House

The far corner where the future fire ring will be installed
From Beach House

color overlay
From Beach House


danger garden said...

I love that you are taking us along from the very beginning. It will be so much fun to watch it develop into a paradise! This economy so sucks....

Christine said...

Ooh, congratulations! I love momentum on projects. This grass seed is quite intriguing as I'm considering using a red fescue lawn on my latest garden. Do keep us posted!

Phrago said...

Hey this looks like a very fun project, with lots of interesting plants. Happy to see you have work in such a dismal economy. Can't wait to see more pics... Patrick
Do you still have Mocha?

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

...Let the games begin!

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the eco-lawn - I had mixed results with it here in Toronto and never had a project look as good as the Wildflower Farms demonstration field, possibly because clients were impatient for that 'grown in' look and the seed required a bit more pampering than I had anticipated. I'm eagerly awaiting your progress and anticipated success with it in California.

Karen said...

Hm, considering a very small seeded lawn and wanted to do an "herbal" one but am not sure which seed mix to pick. Just a postage stamp for my kiddo to poke her toes in, where a gravel and rose bush fussiness from previous owner now stands. Not going to happen until next spring so will be curious to see your results!