The unicorn moment
Ever had one of those moments? I like to call it a unicorn moment. Where you see stars and hearts floating around and you can hear angels sing and trumpets are blown and a unicorn jumps over your head and the birds are singing lovely … it’s like a scene out of Snow White… except I never wear that hideous dress in my unicorn moments…
Well, I had that exact moment yesterday afternoon when I got home from work.
Our garden, which looked like this yesterday morning when I left for work…
Viv and I started out with the garden, but then we realised that we are clueless when it comes to plants and trees and all things green. We visited our local nursery and after walking around for about 2 hours, we knew we were in big trouble. So we gave up and got the pro’s to sort it out. We love to DIY, but we believe that some things should be left to the experts. Also, we have a baby girl now that is in desperate need for some grass to play around on and the winter is here, thus, we need a mud free garden. Cape Town’s rainy days + a puppy = disaster.
So here is a breakdown of what greenery we got:
- 1 Acacia xanthophloea fever tree- aka tree in picture above. Viv has a love affair going on with that tree. He has been wanting one since the day we started thinking ‘garden’
- Underneath the 2 windows (left and right side of the front door) we got Dietes grandiflora, aka, it has cute white flowers (that’s all I know)
- At the garage side of the house we planted a row of Agapanthus preacox… aka, balls of white and purple flowers
- Grass: about 100 sqm of Kikuyu lawn
- bark for the flower beds
- cobble edging around flower beds
Baby girl approves:
And just to end this glorious post and to throw in the cuteness factor: