Our upstairs patio is only used in the evening because it is so sunny. Well, in the winter we do go out there during the day, but evening is when it sees us most, once the sun has gone down. It’s a great place for lounging in the evening, looking up at the stars and listening to the sounds of the neighborhood.
We’d discussed adding some sort of shade structure, but we came to the conclusion that we have plenty of places to sit in the shade, and we wanted to have a place to enjoy the sun.
We had a few pots up there, but they looked random…no real unified look or plan. (A lemon tree, bamboo, bouganvilla, aloe, etc.) But it won’t feel random anymore once we get it all planted!
We went out shopping today with our landscapers (and friends), Scott and Coco, and this afternoon twenty-two huge pots were delivered. The total cost for all of them was $11,000 pesos – or about $840 dollars. (Including delivery) The largest of the pots weighed 80 kilos and took four men to carry upstairs. The 22 pots consisted of one giant, three big, and the rest medium. I know we could have found better prices if we’d driven to Guadalajara, but since that wasn’t on the agenda, we are pleased with what we got and the price paid.
In the next week we’ll have a delivery of soil, which will be carried upstairs bucket by bucket. Then another shopping trip, this time for plants. We know in the bigger pots we’re going to have a banana, an areca palm, possibly a eucalyptus (we saw one today), and a plumeria. I also bought a fig tree that I am thrilled about.
We hope to have the pots all planted by the end of next week. And yes, there will be pictures then, too.