I feel like a kid at Christmas morning today. After months of the messiest backyard ever, we are finally adding water to our new pool today! It finally feels real and not like a dream/nightmare.
Here is the mess
and here it is pre-water. (watering now....)
No thanks to a ginormous tax bill, our landscaping/furniture funds are being eaten up by the IRS for a while. I'll gladly host a GTG anytime, but it may be BYOC-bring your own chair for a while! Now, here is where I could use some great ideas. I posted already asking for budget-friendly/quick/easy type landscaping ideas on the GL board. But wondering if Houston Green Thumbs who know our climate/soil may have ideas on how I can spruce up the yard little by little to make it the beautiful oasis I imagined. We'll put a couple palms behind the rocks for sure. I have 2 birds of paradise I bought on clearance itching to be planted. What else can I do that will add lots of color and spread out quickly? I love tropical hibiscus, lantana, oleander-though both moms are totally agains the poisonous virtues of the oleander...
These pics are small. If you want a better look, I have the pics on my blog.