What’s old is new again

Spring rains have revived our reluctant-to-spread ground cover and the back yard may soon become a seamless carpet of this prolific plant. Bits of fall leaves beneath the ground cover give the area a woodsy feel, while several potted aloe vera sport delicate blooms atop long, slender stalks. Likewise, the Lily of the Nile struts its stuff and groups of potted plants draw the eye with surprising pops of color.

When my children were young, this yard took a pounding from years of constant play – not surprising that grass refuses to flourish. Now recovered from such abuse, the area provides a lush green escape – though I suspect the outdoor spirits miss the creativity of youngsters, as do I.

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