I enjoy walking, to get a closer look at what lurks on the streets I drive or ride along.
With the same-old that I just can’t stand, there’s also much in the way of interesting architecture and plantings. And potential for better garden spaces. I’ll mostly let you guess which I think is good, bad, ugly, or even downright evil!
What causes a culture to make the commitment to embrace better horticulture – a better life?
Have you ever taken such a walk? Another breezy 75F afternoon was perfect for my task – 1 mile of Oregon Street! Photos from 3/17/2014 –
Is spring the sight of new, fresh flowers to you? Newly green foliage? Or something else? Or all the above?
While this isn’t a place of long winters suddenly exploding into verdance, the awakening of spring is amazing. Our milder-than-usual winter, with only off/on cold for several weeks, and last September’s deluge, all helped. So did modest drip irrigation! Being in the middle or warm end of USDA Zone 8 is a good thing, too.
Remember my recent post from New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs? Here’s what worked out at two projects I co-designed while with a former employer, one decade ago. Photos from 2/25/14 (44F), 3/1/14 (81F, ice storm next day & high 20’s) –