Flowers and Foliage
Corokia virgata 'Bronze King'
A visual diary, recording the making of my California garden....
from the earliest days to the present.
Images scanned from photos taken as the garden was being planted,
and in the summer that followed.
The garden layout....
working during the drenching El Nino rains of 1999/2000.
Somehow it was possible to deep dig, mixing in large amounts of compost and soil amendment, while removing concrete rubble, and all manner of debris buried in the hardpan soil.
Transplanted from Chicago to California, the move fueled my notion of year-round gardening, and I was unstoppable in my desire to create a new garden from scratch.
Shown at the top: scanned photos of the yard just before we bought the house,
and after I had started clearing the space.