Here's what the backyard looked like October 1st as our latest heatwave finally backed off.
|View from the north end of the backyard looking north. That green rain barrel on the right and my 2 larger barrels have been empty for a long time.|
|View of the backyard from the south end looking north. The mimosa tree (Albizia julibrissin) in the distance didn't leaf out or flower as well as in prior years. That meant less litter but the tree really looks sad.|
Next up is the south side garden:
|View of the side garden from the front garden looking east toward the harbor. The tree trimming I've scheduled may at least increase the sun available to anything a plant in the bed next to the arbor.|
Moving through the arbor and down a dirt path takes us to a lower level of the garden facing the street.
|View of the area looking back up to the main level of the garden. We extended the rock wall in this area in early September. So far, the new succulents are doing fine.|
|View of the succulent bed from across the street|
If we continue north along either the street or the dirt path behind the succulent bed, we reach the front of the house.
|View from the driveway|
|View of the front garden looking from the north end of the house toward the south. The 'Pink Meidiland' shrub roses that came with the house are looking awful but the rest of the area is generally doing well.|
|For the purposes of contrast, this is a photo of the front garden my brother took in December 2011 from a similar angle|
Turning our backs on the front garden leads us into the vegetable garden.
The photo above was taken at the garden gate that separates the vegetable garden from the dry garden on the northeast so next we move into the dry garden.
That gravel path through the dry garden leads us to the back slope, which is thankfully hidden from general view as it looks AWFUL.
That's it for my quarterly wide shots. Hopefully, things will be greener by the time I post my next photo tour in January.
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