I didn't promise you a rose garden but I did promise to post the before and after photos of what has been transpiring in my secret little patio garden outside of the bedroom.
Of course the first photo, above, is the "before" photo taken several months ago. The second photo, below, is the "after" photo after some upstart teenager with a machete hacked as much as humanly possible from the glorious blooming bougainvillea while I was away from the house.
That's okay, now. I'm over it, sort of. Today I was at the vivero (plant nursery) and bought enough fig ivy to cover the brick wall within a year. In addition, I'll be feeding and watering the fuscia colored tree until it looks like the before photo.
Persistence and patience are the key words to living your life in Mexico. I have plenty of both - most of the time, anyway.