Debra D
Debra D
  • Hometalker
  • Cypress, TX

Thanks to Hometalk Inspiration, the New Yard is Coming Together!


This house is 30 years old that I just rented at the beginning of 2013, and no one has done any yardwork or much mowing in a long time, and definitely they never watered . I have been putting a garden in an old dog run and along the fence, and will be working on replacing the St. Augustine that has died off or been over run by very invasive native grasses this year. I wanted to share some of my pictures with you, as your inspiration has been keeping me out there digging, planting and now harvesting. Thank you! I need to take more pictures, as most of this is now much bigger, and I have planted more.
Green Beans coming along. They are now covering the fence and are producing pretty well
Green Beans coming along. They are now covering the fence and are producing pretty well
This is a miniature lemon tree I thought I killed when I dug it up and moved it. FINALLY started wanting to bloom.
This is a miniature lemon tree I thought I killed when I dug it up and moved it. FINALLY started wanting to bloom.
Baby tangerines on my new tree
Baby tangerines on my new tree
The string on the fence is to trellis my asparagus beans, which now cover that section of fence and have begun to bloom. Small trees to the left are a whole row of crepe myrtles I brought back from the near dead. They are now blooming
The string on the fence is to trellis my asparagus beans, which now cover that section of fence and have begun to bloom. Small trees to the left are a whole row of crepe myrtles I brought back from the near dead. They are now blooming
Summer squash producing
Summer squash producing
First harvest of summer squash
First harvest of summer squash
Celery I started off the grocery store celery stalk. Thanks Pinterest!
Celery I started off the grocery store celery stalk. Thanks Pinterest!
Tomatoes that are covered in fruit
Tomatoes that are covered in fruit
Since I've been watering, some beautiful pink and purple glads came up that I didn't know were there!
Since I've been watering, some beautiful pink and purple glads came up that I didn't know were there!
Calla lillies popped up too! I'm very excited by these as every time I tried to plant them on purpose they never made it. They DO really grow in zone 9!
Calla lillies popped up too! I'm very excited by these as every time I tried to plant them on purpose they never made it. They DO really grow in zone 9!
This is Sugar, the vegetable hound that I am especially growing the garden for. She has to be gluten free, and low carb.  Love the Sugar bear!
This is Sugar, the vegetable hound that I am especially growing the garden for. She has to be gluten free, and low carb. Love the Sugar bear!

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  • Jamala W
    on Jun 12, 2013

    that's wonderful, this site sure has a wonderful way of motivating a person... Reason #1 why I love this site

  • Keri
    on Apr 25, 2014

    Will be so nice! It really annoys me that the fence has gone unpainted for so long. Idk why people spend all that money on fences and just let them rot. Of course this is the landlords fault though.

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