This is a story of how we turned our weedy strip next to the driveway we call “Poop Alley” in to a flowery fun place for super cheap.
Sometime back in February Matti pulled out all the huge weeds growing next to our driveway (we don’t use this part to park) and gave the ground a good hoeing. That’s when my seed insanity began. I planted a jumbo bag of Baby Blue Eyes, a bunch of CA poppies, Nasturtiums, Clarkia, Cerinthe, Nigella and a Papaver I’m thinking is rhoeas. I also stuffed some random succulents in.
In a short time things started to fill in and I shoved in some more free plants we got at a local plant exchange and a few from the free pile at Flora Grubb.
Fast forward a few weeks and the Baby Blue Eyes (Nemophila menziesii) started to rock. I wish I would have seeded some Tidy Tips (Layia platyglossa).
It’s still kicking with almost no water. I throw a little on it once a week. The best part is that pretty much everything I seeded will reseed again next year to do it all again. I’m still waiting on the Nigella and Clarkia flowers to happen. They might have been eaten by the poppies. We knew our landlord would be returning to our house to retire when we moved in, so I looked for quick super cheap ways to make the garden spaces better.
The view from my office. I work out of our garage and get to watch my flowers through the front doors every day. You can see the spot where Max actually poops down by the garbage cans. He pees on a little crack on the other side of the driveway. He’s been living with us long enough to know where to go potty with out making me mad.
LOVE this super little flowered red dude!
ps: We’re signing a lease this afternoon. More details to come soon and a big shout out to everyone who kept an eye out for a place for us.