Beth Holick, a member of Tucson Backyard Gardening and Tucson Cactus and Succulents on Facebook, was tired of a lackluster yard.
She writes, "My yard has gone dead over the last few years from lack of care, freezing in the winter and my not wanting to water in the summer. Anyway, I got tired of the way it was looking and decided to try plants that might take less water.
"I saw (a) picture on Pinterest and thought I could do something like it under my patio.
"I had block stashed away so all I needed was the wood. ... I had the purple paint left from when I did the window trim so I decided that since this was between the 2 windows I'd use it.
"Sooooo I finished painting, let it dry and stacked everything, got the nails set in place for the ladder and realized I needed another set of hands. Lucky my garden dude was coming by, so he helped hold things together while I hammered ... OK well maybe I held the wood and he hammered.
"I knew I was going to use some terra cotta pots I had from another project and just succulents on this shelf. There is good light and early morning sun, so planted and used the same white pumice stone as a topper."
Nice job, Beth!