This month I've organized my photos by garden area. I didn't realize that I'd done this before until I looked back at my March 2015 post. There must be something about spring and the multitude of flowers that has me stepping back to evaluate the garden area-by-area.
There are so many flowers in the backyard garden that I had to break things down by section. In the back border, the Osteospermums continue to dominate but they're not alone.
|Osteospermum 'Blue-eyed Beauty', shown here with Geranium 'Tiny Monster' among other flowers, rules the mid-border|
|Other Osteospermums blooming in this long border include (clockwise from top left): O. '4D Silver', 'Pink Spoon', 'Berry White' and 'Zion Copper Amethyst'|
The most impressive plant in the area surrounding the backyard fountain right now is Felicia aethiopica but it has plenty of company.
|Last year I planted 2 Felicia in 4-inch pots and this year I have a beautiful mound of blue flowers|
|One bed has blooms of Grevillea 'Ned Kelly', Lobelia laxiflora, and a hot-pink flowered Callistemon (which I may have to move due to the color clash)|
|Closer to the house is a bed containing Cotula lineariloba, Solanum xanti and Salvia 'Amistad'|
By comparison, the south side garden is relatively reserved.
|One bed is dominated by a large Cistus x skanbergii (surrounded by prickly cones from the Magnolia tree to discourage the raccoons and skunks from digging)|
|This one has a mass of Gazania 'Gold Flame' together with Grevillea juniperina 'Molonglo' and Lotus berthelotii|
The front garden is competing with the back to draw attention.
|More Arctotis 'Pink Sugar'|
|Echium candicans just about to bloom in front of a noID Ceanothus|
|'Joseph's Coat' climbing rose|
|The planting schemes on both sides of the front walkway include (clockwise from top left): Gazania 'White Flame', Coleonema 'Sunset Gold', Coleonema album, Euphorbia characacias 'Black Pearl', Hemerocallis 'Spanish Harlem' and 'Pink Meidiland' roses|
|On the north end of the front garden, I have: Grevillea 'Peaches & Cream', Grevillea 'Superb', Heuchera 'Bressingham Hybrids', Helleborus 'Anna's Red', Geranium 'Biokovo', and Jacobaea maritima|
Even the less-visited corners of the garden have flowers.
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