Yard of the Month in Edgemere Park
I took you on a tour of this house last Sunday.
You can see it here.
This home sat empty for decades inhabited by raccoons and cats.
The current owners have transformed it into the loved cottage you see here.
The owners Randy and Sharon are artists and it shows.
Randy is a landscape architect and he uses his own yard in which to experiment.
The whole yard is planted in drought tolerant and mostly native plants and grasses.
Even the rock used in the hardscape is recycled.
It was found in the backyard. There was lots of it!
Notice the meandering pea gravel pathways lined with rock.
Most of this is planted by Randy but some of it is planted by birds passing through.
Randy lets it grow and then decides whether to keep it or pull it up or move it.
The yucca plants were one of the only pre-existing plants in the yard.
Randy planned on getting rid of them...but they started thriving once he started working the soil.
A large cactus fills a pot near the front door.
Closeup of the pea gravel.
Cactus is loving this yard.
The grass is a mixture of buffalo grasses. This grass requires very little maintenance.
Randy mows it maybe, maybe twice a season.
It's very beautiful the way it waves in the breeze.
That metal fence was built by the original owner a very long time ago.
It's not original to the house but rises out of a stone footing that goes with the house nicely.
This most likely is the reason there was a stock pile of rock in the backyard.
The flagstone path welcomes you at the front curb.
A collection of native flowers adds color.
The backyard is a work in progress.
Hopefully, one day I can show once it's further along.
Upon moving in there was so much debris and rock that Randy has dug and dug and discovered an old stone lined pond and grotto.
Here is a great idea....there was a large cement patio that Randy found unattractive and instead of spending
time and money removing it....he covered it with about 2 inches of pea gravel and then settled
flagstone into it. You'd never know there was cement under it all.
An instant flagstone patio with out all the hard work of removal.