It’s been a couple of years since I did some work on my back patio so some of the plants were overgrown and looking a little leggy. I’ve been spending about an hour each day this past week pruning plants and removing those which are, well, dead. Things do die, you know.
With a few empty pots needing some plants, I headed over to one of my favorite nurseries, Mission Hills Nursery. Mission Hills Nursery was founded over a century ago by Kate Sessions, the lady who is responsible for much of the landscaping throughout Balboa Park, as well as other parks throughout San Diego.
Right across from the nursery was this property:
I don’t know whether or not the owners of the Nursery also own the house, but it’s certainly good advertising since it was by far the most beautiful house in the neighborhood.
Since I’m a home inspector, though, I have to mention that the walkway in the second picture has gaps between the concrete sections, and vegetation is growing in those gaps. Such custom work, while beautiful, creates trip hazards, the #1 cause of accident and injury around our homes. So be careful.