That has left this big blank spot in the back yard. Anyone with desert experience have any suggestions as to what I might replant? There is drip irrigation at this spot, so water is not a problem. Landscaping is not my forte!
On and off over the last few days I've been trimming these rose bushes. They were all as high as the fence and had not been cut back in a very long time. Since it's on a slope, they put the decorator brick down to help keep soil in place when it rains.
Five boxes of trimmings later, I had chopped and hacked them into submission. On one trip to Ace Hardware, I also picked up some fertilizer for roses to give them a head start on spring.
I don't have any idea what this bush is, but it's a happy camper, growing like crazy with bright yellow tips. If I can find some at a nursery, this one would work in my empty spot, along with something else .... NOT oleander!! Neither the rain nor the freeze nor hot sun seems to deter this beauty.
Our little quilt group met yesterday, where I sang the praises of the new ruler I bought at the quilt show. You can tell the difference ... the one on the left has a different color and feeling on the bottom side, making it non-slip when cutting fabric. The brighter yellow one on the right slips easily, making straight cuts hard to do. Believe me, there's nothing worse than crooked cuts when making a quilt.
Chef Patty made a huge crock pot of posole, to which I added cornbread. Mighty tasty and something I would never think to make.
My only other purchase from the quilt show was this. It looks like hand tooled leather and it's thicker than normal material. When I saw the bolt on the table, I snatched it right up and bought every bit. Only 1-1/2 yards, but enough for borders. I plan on using up every square inch of it.
When in Green Valley the other day, Pat showed me some beautiful backing fabric that I discovered I need for the Paris quilt, so I'm headed that direction (camera in hand just in case) to see what I can find. I wonder if there are any antique stores over there?