The yard is sectioned into three different areas: the lawn (where Cocoa does his thing), the gravel path and fountain (doesn’t it look like a giant cat litter box?), and the succulent garden (the actual “garden” part of the yard).
The other morning, before the Valley summer heat set in, I did a little frolicking in the succulent section of the yard.
The morning dew, combined with the fresh, bright colors, transported me to a different world...
Into a wondrous, secret garden.
Being out in the garden makes me wish I was one-twentieth of my normal size.
I could lie on this soft bed of groundcover.
And climb the lush, bushy shrubs.
I could forage for wild vegetables and berries.
And splash my face with the morning’s dew.
I love that a bunch of succulents and groundcover can awaken my adventurous spirit.
And I encourage you to do the same! Go out and enjoy the little things in life.
Or, alternatively, redo your backyard with a bunch of low water plants. That’s the real reason for this fabulous section of the yard: a lawn’s too expensive.