Now that we have a month-long break before the next set of guests arrive, we started back up with the DIY deck renovations. The walls have finally been painted and the details attended to.
Before – The puke green retaining wall.
After – The walls were painted a light cream color to match the limestone, but we decided to paint the back wall red to add color to the place.
We needed to keep the landscaping to a minimum due to the fact that we’re both ‘brown thumbs’, but we also didn’t want the entire side to be covered with just river rocks. So we planted a few Red Yucca AKA Hesperaloe parviflora.
We probably went a little overboard with the ‘red’ (seemed like a good idea at the time), but it would have been a huge hassle to return the planters. So we made the best of it, and planted Horsetail Reed AKA Equisetum hyemale in the planters.
J planted dwarf citrus trees against the back wall.