Renee and Mike's Dump
A skinny one-third acre in the suburbs, Sunset Zone 19, USDA 8b/9, Southern California. I have been working on the yard since 1989, when I was a starving student. In 2000 Mike and I married, and the yard became a garden. We do everything the hard way.
Back Yard Fence Flower Close-ups Flower Garden Front Yard Garden Hardscape Large (5,000 - 10,000 sq ft.) Lawn Patio Pond Side Yard Small (Under 1,000 sq ft.) Spa Stone / Rock
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Oh my gosh! This is beautiful; So is the house. Great job.
What an awesome yard!!!
WOW,WOW,and WOW! So Lovely!
I'm left amazed and speechless. This is the prettiest yard/garden I have seen. I hope Heaven looks like your labor of love.
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Wonderful yard and garden -- obviously a labor of love -- and certainly worthy of more 'inspired' votes.
It looks like Middle Earth. Or the setting for a James Bond movie - you know, the part where he picks up the hot girl at the fancy resort.
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Any chance of squeezing in a live view of your garden? My wife and I are going to take in 3 southern California gardens in 3 days, 2 nights. We'll start Wednesday, July 9 at the Huntington in San Marino. Then down to Laguna Beach to see the Hortense Miller garden Thursday morning and lunch at the nearby Sherman Library and garden before zipping up to Santa Barbara Friday morning to tour Lotusland. We would have some time available each afternoon but couldn't stay long obviously. You'd be
I'm a new fan of your garden, one of the best I've seen on this site. I like your garden's lofty name too ;) If you don't mind my asking, can you tell me how you load more than 10 photos on this site?
Wow, what a lot of work you've put in. Loved all your flower gardens, but expecially the color combinations in picture #18. n
Thank you, all of you, fo such kind comments. I had a case of garden burn-out this week and I just could not get myself to go out there and face the weeds and the pruning chores, but after reading your comments I was re-energized. Tomorrow, the canna lilies!
Looks beautiful and absolutely no dump!!! What a great job you have done looks professional. What a lot of work you have done. I hope someday mine can look almost that good,Beautiful job. I love the cottage look. The flowers Look so natural. BEAUTIFUL
Gorgeous! So green and lush. You have enhanced every bit of your yard.
After seeing your yard, I am so glad that I found this website. You have packed a punch in this small space that is outstanding. If I die tomorrow and go to heaven, this is what I hope to find.
Lark, you make me feel like a million bucks. I had to take out the firestick plant because it got so huge. Do you have photos of your yard on this site?
Yes, I have photos on this sight. I am new to YardShare and I am still trying to understand everything. Smiles, Lark
Your yard is absolutely beautiful. your gardens and pathways are wonderful, Love the pond, and the walkways. You can tell you put a lot of thought and work into your yard, it shows, you should be proud.
Beautiful cottage look to your gardens. Your succulents are gorgeous...I have to bring some of those inside for my Wisconsin Winters. All your paths wind you through magical scenery. I also like all the stone you have used. The potting area is so quaint. This Spring I bought one of those Fireplant Pencil Cactus, I think it is in your picture 25. Ofcourse I brought it in for the Winter. Thank you for sharing your paradise. Smiles, Lark
Hi, what is growing between the rocks on the pathway. Thanks
I failed to mention your yard is out of this world. I really admire your hard work and dedication in keeping it so beautiful.
Thank you, Juliet b. That's dichondra and weeds.
Thank you, all of you, for your very kind words. When I look at the yard, all I can see is the things we have NOT done yet!
Loved how you used a combination of stone, broken stone and bricks outlining the paths! nYour yard is gorgeous! Loved all the different texture!
Wow, you have a GREAT place... no DUMP.... I love all of it!!! :)
i love your backyard, good job
That is my dream backyard. How beautiful!
Great backyard! I love all of the flowers. So well done.
Wow! That's some pond for your small yard! We're envious, lol.
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