As you all know, I absolutely loved my deck in Sanibel. I went out there numerous times a day just to see what might be swimming or walking by. Unfortunately I don't have that here. But, when I was looking for a place I wanted something that at least had a little green I could look at instead of just cement and other trailers. I did find a place which was workable even though the trailer needed a ton of work! Well, most of the inside work is done now so I am able to move on outside. I have no idea what I am going to do with the area but hopefully this book will help.
When I moved in, my next door neighbor, Marie, informed me that the previous owner had allowed her to plant some tomato plants on his property. I couldn't very well tell her that she couldn't continue to take care of her 3 plants so she comes over daily to tend to her tomatoes. I can't quite understand it though since she has a bigger back yard than I do with lots of places to plant her tomatoes. After this growing season is over, I think the tomato spot will become mine again! I'm just hoping I get some of the fruits of her labor. (I will admit, though, that she gave me a bunch of peaches from her tree today--enough to make a cobbler. Can't tell you the last time I even attempted to make a cobbler but I'm game!)
My yard (with weeds) and her tomato plants and blue bucket.
My Amaryllis when I moved in
My Amaryllis this morning
My Amaryllis after some much needed weeding and trimming.
My backyard with my Tangelo tree which has tiny little green tangelos on it.More of my backyard. I need to decide what to plant where the black plastic is now.
My Tangelo tree with my neighbor's patio on the right.
Small world time here--the neighbor who's deck is right out in back of me is from Lima, Ohio and spent a few years in Findlay living with her grandmother. Her last name is Poling and is probably related to one of my aides when I taught pre school many years ago.
The view on the other side of my trailer. Lots of vegetation which I will probably leave alone.
Except maybe for the Killer Cactus!
The Killer Cactus