Fenced in – and out

This summer Margaret has been doing lots of garden work and one project was to create a bigger planting space in the back. To do this, she also decided to get the back garden fully fenced in (till now, just the rear fence existed as the perimeter of the development).

Getting HOA and city approval all took a while, but recently the fence got installed – and we even had a gate put in to the rear fence!

When we moved to Stanton Estates there was a rear gate for the community to easily leave from the “bottom” (opposite to the main driving entrance) but difficult neighbors forced it to be removed, so now at least Margaret and I can again say “hi” to the people that live behind us!

2-1/2 years of change

When we purchased our home at Stanton, of course I took lots of photos and one was of the front including the garden …

Yesterday I took a photo from just about the same position, to give a comparison of how the front garden has changed:

The trees have grown a lot; the agave plants came from a neighbor that didn’t like them. The biggest changes are to the left of the palm where Margaret has done loads of planting; a bit hard to see from this angle.