After the workers placed the last railroad tie across the back of our lot the afternoon they were here working, they spent a few minutes leveling the section of ground between the two sets of ties. The three foot deep section will provide more planting area for my garden. I have already put some lavender there and we also planted our new dwarf honey mardarin orange tree on that level.
I discovered this iris bud at the end of the lower section nestled in next to the compost bin.
I have a new friend in the garden. This little gray lizard approves of the changes we have made in the back and spends much of his day sunning on the ties or rocks that we are constantly digging out of the soil. The only time he disappears is when I turn the hose on and spray water on my lettuce leaves, parsley and rosemary plants, and tomato seedlings. The warm temperatures (high 80s) certainly agree with him.