This is the area beside the driveway before we started. Matt cleared all the sod off with Kubby the Kubota. We lined the area with a thick layer of hay, put in a few large, decorative stones, and I started planting. I don't have many pictures (yet) of the whole area, but I do have a few closeups of some things that are blooming now.
A rose I picked up last year. It is a Jackson & Perkins Hot Cocoa rose they also had marked as Cesar Chavez. I happen to like Cesar an awful lot, so I got it. Notice how light the opened rose is compared to the buds.
I will get more pictures soon to show the overall progress.