One of the best things about the house we live in is the view. We have an awesome view of San Francisco Bay and the San Mateo Bridge. It’s just beautiful.
Of course, the view of our backyard is pretty amazing in itself. Whoever planted the landscaping all those years ago (this house is 60 years old) knew what they were doing. It’s the definition of a year-round landscape. Gardeners call it the “Sequence of Bloom”, which is basically planting for different seasons of bloom and color. The person that planned our yard hit the nail right on the head. Every time a plants bloom begins to fade, another starts to bloom anew. There’s always something interesting. My favorite is the Hydrangea bush. It has these beautiful huge blue pom-poms that turn purple. It makes me so happy just to look at it. I’m also a big fan of the California Poppies that grow wild here. The bright orange bloom is so pretty.
We’ve recently added a few new plants ourselves. We’ve planted strawberries, jalapenos, basil, red bell pepper, cilantro and a couple of heirloom tomato plants. We also have a Meyer Lemon Tree that we need to plant. So far we have a bell pepper (still green) and several Meyer Lemons and tomatoes growing. It’s so wonderful to see fresh produce growing in your own yard. Even if it’s just a few little things. My daughters love planting and watering their plants and they get so excited about every new growth!