This beautiful flying rabbit is the first piece of fine art we have put in the garden in San Juan Capistrano. It is by an artist we discovered in Santa Fe, New Mexico by the name of Jeremy Cherry.
I created the planting island in the middle of the rather boring back lawn for a number of reasons. One, so the flying rabbit would have a predominate home outside the living room doors. Secondly, to eliminate some of the thirsty lawn. Thirdly, because there need to be some places for kids to run around and hide and this yard was just a big, open space with no fun obsticales. Fourthly, I needed more beds for flowers.
The ferny looking bushes are actually California pepper trees (there are three) that will eventually create a huge canopy over the entire back yard, providing lovely shade, and a place for my husband to put his tree house.
To the left of the rabbit is what looks like a large leafy bush is an artichoke plant. A month later it is twice as big with about a dozen artichokes. Apparently it is very happy there.