The sidewalk construction, brought some ideas ( see post in Bouret Street Sidewalk Blues in puertorrikenhadasinmostaza.blogspot.com). The virgin sand allowed me to restore a couple of gardens in the north and west side corners, using orange/yellow smooth slate. The The first is the herbs site, the other is moving towards succulents. No pictures yet, but soon.
The color scheme: Battleship, Platinum, Equestrian Gray, Sand Beige and Anti Slip Gray. The area is forty two feet long, eight feet and a half wide. I had to cover plenty of cracks and holes with concrete and crack filler. This improved somewhat the uneven, rough surface.
As a result, weeds will have less room to grow, less herbicide to spray, less work in essence. This collateral benefit has made the job wider in scope since the intention was to hide the ugly concrete to enhance the area. Now it looks more attractive and has certainly transformed the whole looks of the space.
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The first orange Hibiscus bloomed after a year. This bush was collected in Sagrado Corazon street, next door to an old farts nursery. Unfortunately, they got rid of it, and is bare soil now. I was lucky.
Let the record show that I have noticed, it has been mentioned before that our isle Sierra Club, with a USA national spoke person, Camila Fiebelman and the nationalist/communist fellows from Casa Pueblo are not together environmentally wise. The foreigner is into el Corredor Ecologico and the endemics into el Gasoducto de La Muerte. Antigonum is with neither one, since I trace my own path.
Bouret Horticultural Society: Patrimony of the Caribbean.
King of the Humbles
Legend on his own mind
Buahaja bilingual one.
that is that.
apagad e idos.