" My garden is my spa, it has all the mud, steam and sun a girl could ask for....." My garden path is a flight of stairs to an old 20's apartment tucked in the back of a four plex in the heart of Los Angeles.
I live in what is called a Beverly Hills adjacent. Which means I'm not really in Beverly Hills but I'm so close you can smell the botox. LOL
I've lived here 20 years this October. I am the only one left of the original tenants from when I moved in all those years ago. The building was purchased by a woman who had cancer. She was a nurse at U.C. L. A. and she bought the building for her four children. An apartment for each one them. She wanted to make sure her children always had a place to live.
Well she has given me a home for 20 years. I have seen many come and go in that time and each one passing through has been a wonderful contribution to my life. Sometimes a friend and sometimes a lesson in patience but each time someone who has taught me something of value.
I used to have a big back yard but when the building sold about 10 years ago they paved the back yard and built another apartment building on the land.
It took a long time to get over the loss and I have thought of moving many times but could never say good bye to this place where I feel so safe.
I have a little balcony I lovingly call the "cat condo". It has a round foot stool where Lulah and Jewels and all the cats before them sun their furry little bottoms . This is where my garden lives. I dig and plant in my balcony garden.
One year a humming bird built a nest in the tree outside my window. The possums and squirrels have moved deeper in now but they used to make a in my tree every spring. A big tree covers my front window and I love the bird show. City birds, excuse me, Beverly Hills adjacent birds! LOL
This week at Make Mine Pink we will celebrate The Garden Path with wonderful treasures you can find to enhance yours. I will surprise you with things for a city girls garden. Stop by for Pink Friday and enjoy the fun!