Month 6 in our house, and we're beginning to make some progress on the exterior.
Aside from my recent acquisition of a large rope hammock and ladder ball game, here's how the front planter's looking.
I tucked in some herbs--thyme and flat-leaf parsley so far--amongst the other drought-tolerant ornamentals and succulents.
We also put in one 4 X 8' raised bed so far in the back. (Plans for a second one, time-permitting.) Here are a few photos.
Italian basil. (I harvested much of it last night for some pesto! Hope it grows back quickly.)
Eager little cucumbers.
Also put in some flowers for cutting. I have high hopes for lovely Dahlias! (Also put in a lot of Zinnias and another flower whose name is new to me and escapes memory...)