Bloom Day, California



In honor of Bloom Day:  my awesome new fence!  I hired a couple of friends whose hours had been cut at their regular job, and I got this in just a couple of days. Fabulous!  There's a lilac in full bloom right in front, although you can hardly see it in this harsh light.


And I LOVE cerinthe, a freely re-seeding annual that starts blooming in March.


  1. i’m thinking about installing a fence similar to the one you show here, can you post info about dimensions of your yard and costs?

  2. Your new fence is fabulous and a perfect match for your house. Nice to help friends and get a beautiful new addition to your house/garden as well.

    Having built a 100 foot long gorgeous cedar fence in an Asian-influenced style, I can tell d_2 that a custom fence is not cheap. It took my husband almost 3 years to complete it. Cost about $3,000 for materials and some equipment rental. Labor was obviously “free.” You can see a shot of the fence in the last image on today’s blog post.

  3. Wow, I love the fence. I love that it’s painted, too.

    Getting your friends to build your fence seems like a smart move. I’ve bought two fences in my life. One was built by a carpenter. The other was delivered and assembled by a fence company. Nine years later, the custom-built one still looks amazing. The fence company fence looks beat after 3 years.

  4. A lovely fence! And it’s lovely that you were able to hire friends to build it, a real win-win situation there. Here in Minnesota it will be several weeks before the lilac are in bloom, but the crocus are coming up very nicely!

  5. Sounds like a win-win: you, who got a terrific fence, and your frieds, who got some to work on a great project. I’ll have to make room for some cerinthe–It sounds like it’s got quite the fan club.

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