I still wanted to do more cleanup in the yard before I planted but haven't finished yet. But I couldn't wait anymore. Last week I went to King's nursery and got some petunias for the window boxes, and some perennial shrub-y flower-y things and planted them around the cherry tree. Tomorrow I'm going back to Kings to plant some flowering sages in the front yard along the neighbors fence. The idea is to slowly encroach inward on the lawn. Since we're going to have the climate of L. A. or Baja pretty soon, I
should start planting drought-tolerant stuff now.