Renee and Mike's Dump

Hosenemesis in Simi Valley, CA

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

1 of 30: Pond

2 of 30: Front yard

3 of 30: Front Yard

4 of 30: Front Yard

5 of 30: Front Patio

6 of 30: Front Patio

7 of 30: Front Patio from Pond

8 of 30: Front Patio Path to Pond

9 of 30: Pond Bridge

10 of 30: My new teeny home-built swimming pool from bridge (no diving!)

11 of 30: View from teeny swimming pool

12 of 30: Rubble Patio

13 of 30: Rubble Patio Close-Up

14 of 30: Potting Sink on Rubble Patio

15 of 30: Entry to Flower Garden from Rubble Patio

16 of 30: Sam the Dog in the flower garden

17 of 30: Flower Garden