Album: 2007-05-05 The-New-Yard

     Album:1553 Fulton St,:Plants:2007-05-05 The New Yard

My backyard had returned to jungle form and was covered with weeds.

There was a pine tree in my neighbors backyard which was towering over my yard. It had shed a coat of pine needles that had become about 3 inches thick over my yard, making it mostly ungrowable.

A few months ago my neighbor cut the pine tree down, so Haley and I got some plants and decided to start reclaiming it, one piece at a time.

What the backyard used to look like,..
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Here's the massive pine tree,
courtesy Google Maps. The blue marker points to my house. Underneath it is a square with white blobs, that's the upstairs deck. Then a small grey rectangle, then another square with white blobs. That's my deck. Below that was a massive pine tree, reaching from my neighbors yard, my yard is completely hidden here. ( comments)
Better shot,
thanks to an aerial photo. That massive green thing in the middle of my block is the tree, you can't even see my deck here. ( comments)
About a year later,
the satellite photo is updated, and you can see the tree is gone (there's some of our rubber blue mats down, but the trampoline isn't here yet!) ( comments)
with new mounds
of weeds and pine needles skimmed off the top. ( comments)
Our little cove, with our new tree.
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Haley the plant-whisperer
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Mr. Happy Tree.
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Phase III
(we didn't photo Phase II). We add some more plants and another Yucca. ( comments)
Some of the succulents
get propped up to face the sun better and actually get quite tall. ( comments)
And we find
one of Haley's favorite succulents (the pink cactus looking one with drooping flowers) ( comments)
Many of our plants
which didn't take well to transplanting are starting to grow again. ( comments)
Turning up!
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Little patches of green
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Even the spidery
looking succulent might make it. ( comments)
Haley's happy succulent.
It dropped it's flowers, but is doing well otherwise. ( comments)
Album created by album from Dave Madison's Marginal Hacks on Wed Jun 13 17:37:38 2018