I don't dare try to start any landscaping or vegetable gardening yet. If I've learned anything over the years, it's that all my hard work will get trampled when there are workmen around.
For now, I can only dream about gardens filled with succulents and grasses and tropicals -- plants very different from my cottage garden in the Bay Area. (seen above)
John has promised to build me raised beds so that we may have fresh vegetables again. I dream of vegetable gardens filled with tomatoes, cucumbers, and kale. Basil, parsley, and several types of lettuce.