Continuing my progress from a couple weeks ago (see here), I decided to turn my attention towards the backyard and start making a more inviting and useful space. The patio area–and most of the backyard–is pretty much a blank slate with lots of possibilities so I’m looking forward to see how it turns out.¬†Giving the vast array of options for this space, you might be surprised to hear that coming up with a plan was pretty easy. Here is a preliminary sketch of my plan.

Screen Shot 2015-01-31 at 20.54.45To give you a sense of scale, the patio is 18′ by 12′ and would make for a great place to spend time. To the right is a line of trees that should grow up quickly to provide some privacy while the rest of the plants are purely aesthetic.

I broke ground today and got some of the planting borders setup and ready for some dirt and plants. I’ll get some pictures up soon.

UPDATE: 05/14/15

This Tropicana Black is the plant on the top left of the diagram above. It seems to like that spot!
This Tropicana Black is the plant on the top left of the diagram above. It seems to like that spot!