Feels great! hahaha. excited! it’s going to be the first time seeing the container i haven’t seen it yet let’s check it out the point of this documentary, is to give everybody the first hand view of what it’s like to start this project from beginning to end.
she’s on a time limit i’ve been researching tiny home projects for the last couple of years and realized there are a very limited amount of DIYs available online there’s always tutorials the finished product what they used, what they got but i was the only one ready.
Or, a before and after shot but rarely do you see tutorial that shows the experience of it being delivered and the kinds of mistakes they make while it’s being delievered it’s here it’s here! i hear her! wahlaaah!.
Design Ideas from an AwardWinning Succulent Garden
Hi! i’m debra lee baldwin in nancy dalton’s garden in north san diego County. Nancy was just awarded first prize for her garden in the San Diego droughttolerant landscaping contest. Nancy wanted a droughttolerant garden of beautiful, sculptural, architectural plants, so she went with succulents. Let’s have a closer look at the garden and see all the great things to explore, discover and learn from!.
Repetition is really important in your landscape. subtle textural things really make a difference in a garden and emphasize how interesting it is than just an ordinary lawn. Have a couple of different kinds of filamented agaves with Yucca rostrata, that big blue silvery pin cushion. So you see groupings of plants with a high plant like the ‘Sticks on Fire’ offering contrast with the blue Senecio mandraliscae. So the blue and the orange.
Give you contrast. variegated elephant’s food repeats the yellow of the barrel cactus. The cactus are atop the mounds. They need really good drainage, so water drains away from their roots. Yuccas are the same. Now these are two plants that get by on rainfall alone when established. Some of the other succulents, the smaller, finer leaved ones will need, oh, probably once a week water, a pretty good thorough watering in the summertime. Planting on mounds not.
Only is good for the health of the plants, but it also enhances the look of the landscape. You can vary the terrain with elevations and valleys, you’re going to have a more interesting landscape than if you simply had a flat one. So imagine it all grass and now it’s an inviting destination, much more interesting than simply a rectangle of green. Let’s see what Nancy has in her backyard. Now this is something you could do.
Regardless of where you live. have an herb garden just in pots. Really nice grouping. Leaves of Kalanchoe orgyalis are brown on top and gray underneath. I don’t think you’re going to see that in too many plants. And it’s in a cobalt blue pot which contrasts very effectively with the orange of the coppertone sedum (or stonecrop). Sedum nussbaumerianum. Repeating the cobalt, looking good up against a white wall, a columnar cactus,.
Some small euphorbias, and at lower right, agave lophantha ‘quadricolor’. Now, when I see a creek bed that’s got stones in it like that I think immediately of Michael Buckner, one of San Diego’s top designers specializing in succulents, because that’s a keynote of his style. Placing the cobbles on their sides enhances the suggestion of moving water. A finer textured gravel lends a finished look and also is practical because it holds moisture in.
The soil. such a simple thing, and not expensive at all, to buy a few bags of pea gravel. This is a small leaved jade, a very tough plant. See that striped line that’s translucent? This lovely big artichoke is Agave potatorum. Big red kangaroo paws. The bottle brush ‘Little John’, a nice low mounding shrub.