Xericstyle

Xeric and stylish gardening in San Antonio, Texas

You have to start somewhere…

…and this is where we started.  When we purchased our home we knew we had our work cut out for us.  But it has really been a blast (mostly! -ha!)…and we have learned so much.  Xericstyle is all about the transformation and the journey…

I still need to find another “before” picture for y’all – as this one does not show a few things that were…well hideous (if it is possible to look more hideous than this)!!??!

It all started with sketches…and I will admit, juvenile sketches!  BUT the point is….from this drawing….it all began.  Thank you to Salma for encouraging me to post this!  At the end of the day, the ol’ sketch with my kids’ crayons became a decent blue-print.  Who knew?!?!?!

Still a baby garden in year one, but I sure do look forward to things filling in.  I have a lot more planting to do, and we have big plans for the house the next few months, but all in time.  Moving forward little by little is still moving forward.

This is the right side…

and this is the left side.

You can see I created natural screens on both sides for privacy as well as to give much needed definition to our property line.  I feel a well defined property line is very important, and it is really lacking in most subdivisions these days.  I gave thought to a fence in the front, but decided it would look silly and went for a softer yet still effective solution.  I am really enjoying how these living fences are looking, although in a year or more like 3 years, I know I will enjoy the look even more!  Come on baby garden….GROW! GROW! GROW!

So now you see it….I took the plunge and showed y’all the good, the bad, and the ooooohhhhh so ugly.  I realized it is no fun to just show before and after….leaving out the most important part….THE JOURNEY and the transformation process.  It is what I enjoy most, and I hope y’all enjoy being a part of it.  So from now on, I will try to include more wide angled shots.

Happy Gardening, happy garden planning, and cheers to having fun with your kids’ art supplies while they are asleep!

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4 Comments

  1. zeke

    Yeah, you will have to post the ‘real’ before picture later – the one with the gumdrop shrubs – of course the grimy brick makes the point just about as well.

    • Yes! Totally! And don’t forget the Halloween trees…now those were pretty cute…lol! – xericstyle

  2. Wow, good job there! Your plan worked out well and you are on your way to a great xeric landscape. From blah to aaahh already, imagine how nice it will look filled in.

    • Thank you very much! I am with you on the filling in part…..come on already, right!? – xericstyle

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