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Backyard Transformation!

Updated: Oct 30, 2018

The abandoned sandbox, turned scrap pile.

When we moved in, I remember thinking, what in the world are we going to do with this eyesore?! It looks terrible. "Whatever you like!", our landlady says. Oh. Well, gee, thanks! I thought about it for many months. I didn't have access to a truck to haul the wood off and I imagined much of it could be reused. With no tools and no real building skills, I couldn't quite figure it out. After 8 months, the idea finally started forming.

I laid all the wood out flat, to create a deck like experience.. We placed dead grass clippings over all of the plastic, to cover it up and make it look more natural.

Certainly not perfect, but definitely a great way to turn that mess around into something workable. Over the summer it turned into the perfect place to meditate and hangout with my growing family of plants. I moved in with 50 potted plants. 14 months later, I have 230 pots of herbs, flowers and succulents. I am continually amazed at how plants gravitate towards me, and I them.

Needless to say, I have enjoyed the beauty of my hard work. I feel a little sad that I will be leaving this space soon. At a time where I should be resting from a long summer of hard work with my plants, I am being asked to uproot and find a new home for all of us. In times like these, I ask my plants to help guide us to our new homes. I'm so curious to see what they come up with!

Much love,


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