Fall of last year I painted my house. I ended up having to remove all my shrubbery...ants and wood rot...dang it!! I vowed to never have mulch or bushes near my house again..so what to do??? What do I put in place of all those bushes?
I bought a little feng shui book and now I'm trying to follow some of the principles. You know...yin yang stuff.
So far, I've removed a rearing horse and all my cactus plants from my bedroom. This is to help me sleep. For prosperity, I put a three legged frog near my front door and...that worked right off the git go!!! ...so now I'm on a mission... If I'm going to work or decorate around my house, I might as well make sure it lets all those yin yang critters move around in a correct manner.
So anyway...railroad ties have been removed. Stone and brick now divide the tiers. A new wrought iron piece will be added to the landing area for safety. I sure don't want anybody falling or jumping. I will be adding a split wood fence about 3 feet from the house. I thought that that kind of fencing, with an old wagon wheel leaning against it would add to the effect I'm trying to create.
I will be adding quite a few new plants and you can be sure they'll all be perennials. I just want them to pop up next year. I'll finish off with lava rock and wine...
Aaaah...I just love being retired!!!