|North side of the house as photographed in late June 2018|
I couldn't duplicate the prior shot as there's a storage pod, port-a-potty and dumpster in the way but here are some close-ups.
After a couple of delays, the plumber arrived on site this morning. Upon first view, I overheard him say "this is a (profanity deleted) nightmare." Twice! However, he and his crew are still here so I guess they haven't thrown in the trowel yet. In other news, the crew currently plastering our living room fireplace just spilled blue epoxy on the porous driveway...
Most of the exterior painting was completed yesterday and we've begun to move items that had been deposited in the garden back into place, freeing up some space. There's still a lot of clean-up required but I made a small start last night.
|My work bench hasn't looked this neat in years. How long I'll keep it looking like this is an open question.|
I'd like to get back to work on the bromeliad bed I started renovating a month ago using stone saved when our indoor barbecue was dismantled but there's a lot of junk I need to move back behind the garage so I can maneuver.
|Meanwhile, the area is a depository for plants I dug up when I pulled the bed apart, as well as new plants I've accumulated but have yet to find homes for|
|All that junk on the left in this photo needs to be tucked away or recycled to free up work space|
In the meantime, I'm accumulating plants faster than I can get them in the ground. I managed to get the last of those purchased during my trip to Ventura County 2 weeks ago planted this week but I picked up more last weekend at South Coast Botanic Garden's Fall Festival and those are still awaiting placement. And then there are the recent deliveries...
|My haul from the Fall Festival includes a Lasagna fern (Asplenium nidus), a noID Campanula, 2 Euphorbia lactea, and a xMangave 'Pineapple Express'|
|Gerhard Bock of Succulents & More picked up a few more xMangaves for me at University of California, Davis's fall plant sale|
|One of 2 recent bulb deliveries|
There also may be a delivery slated to arrive today. Time to stop blogging and start working! Best wishes for a pleasant weekend.
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