I've also featured pictures of the changes to my side yard garden on several occasions (see the posts here and here). The side yard is my current obsession so it seemed fitting to share a big picture view of the progress, even if my fall planting effort is far from finished. Here are a few pictures of the area taken from different viewpoints.
|View of side yard looking out in the direction of the street|
|View from the side yard patio looking in the direction of the neighbor's house|
|View looking toward the harbor socked in with the usual morning haze|
There's still a lot of empty ground to cover but I'm chipping away at it. I'll show my most recent additions in a future post.
As I reported here, I lost a number of plants in the backyard border in late summer - or, more accurately, I finally held wakes for these plants in September. This weekend, I filled in a few of the holes, although many gaps remain. Here are some updated views:
|View of back border looking toward harbor (mid-morning)|
|View of border from left side where the Mexican Bush Sage is now blooming (late afternoon)|
|View of border from the right side which, other than the loss of a couple of plants, hasn't changed much since last month (late afternoon)|
Plants recently added to the left side of the back border include:
|Argyranthemum frutescens 'Comet Pink'|
|Phormium 'Dark Delight'|
As the biggest draw of the backyard is still the view, I thought I'd throw in a long shot of the harbor. The cruise ships are back for the fall/winter season.
|Cruise ship (no ID!) passing through the LA harbor out toward open ocean|
That's it for my October wide shots. Please visit Heather's Xericstyle blog for her view this month, plus links to other gardeners' contributions.