I’m happy to say that I’m almost complete with my garden but I can’t say that my neighbor feel the same way. They’re an older couple and don’t like to do much to their backyard (you can see their backyard from the second photo below), and I’m afraid that I’ve too much going on back there. I recalled when I was digging my fishpond 2 years ago, they wanted to know what I was doing, I guess she thought I was burying someone back there.
When I first have my trellis up, the wife was sitting at her deck staring at it, I could see the expression on her face, “What the heck is that thing?!” I thought that was funny, but I continued leveling my raised beds as if I didn’t see her. This past Saturday, I borrowed my second sister’s truck to go get some top soil. When we got back, the husband came out to pull weeds, gosh how he loves his grass, but the grass is greener on his side.
When I said almost complete, the planting beds are still empty. Since I live in the foothill, we’re expecting another round of frost coming our way, so it should be nice and warm by next weekend. My original plan calls for a swing, but since my GI Joe sister gave me a bench, I thought that I could use that instead, but I didn’t communicate well with my dad. He went out and bought some wood to make the legs, by then I was almost maxed out on my budget, I only have enough to buy a small tiller. It was a hard choice to make, as you can see that I bought the swing instead, and all I can say is that it was a backbreaking work to get this done. This is the before picture.
The bench is next to the fishpond, it’s actually nice to have a place to sit and watch the fish.
Below is a persimmon tree that I purchased from my local temple last year during Lao New Year. Purchase is not the correct term to be used with Buddhist temples because Buddhist Temples are not allowed to sell, but we can offer in monetary term such as donation, and Lao people called it Busa. So I Busa the tree from the temple.
Most of the plants and pots I didn’t have to buy, I got them from my sisters. This one my younger sister calls it Bat Face, but it doesn’t look like Bat Face to me, I need to find out the name, it has a nice fragrant, a perennial, and also drought tolerant.