My front yard is looking a mess.
The side yard where I've expanded the edibles the most is looking better. Here is a small section:
And if this side plot works through the spring next year after the first fruit has set and we don't get flack from the HOA it will be early fall's chore list to rip up the hibiscus on the front fence and replant in the same way. Perennial edibles. Trees and bushes that are easy to take care of and remain evergreen here, or at least mostly evergreen. The initial outlay would be a bit expensive, but so worth it in the end. For this area more berries, gingers and larger bushes would be more appropriate.
My front bed with the ginger grew kidney beans and melon this spring with the ornamentals but the ground is full of lava rocks and nothing but sand for soil.
And when I see that photo I realize just how much I've already done and how much better the home looks. So my plants are small at least I have some - and not the barren lot that it once was. Yes, I have done well. There is simply more to be done!
'Till next time!