Our signature sky is back, after less sun for a few days. It’s barely up to 40F at photo time, but today’s high may near 70F –
A friend in Austin often mentions how a porch or patio on a north side creates a design challenge. She’s right.
People using such spaces must be shaded from the late day summer sun during about the hottest parts of the day. The plants we select for that exposure must take brutally hot summer sun late in the day, plus cool season shade and possibly wet soils at times.
Here are some inviting porches, no matter their placement, to ponder what makes them or how they could be –
Where flat land and real estate prices elevate, San Diego takes a different approach. No covering the land with useless concrete or gravel; instead, it’s precious space for an intimate planting or outdoor living space.
Either side of La Jolla’s Windansea Beach one afternoon, pure delight –