I'll start as usual with the back garden.
|This is the same area looking back in the other direction|
|This is the view from the patio looking out at the entrance to the Los Angeles Harbor|
|This is the view of the back garden area beyond the mimosa tree. With the exception of the Arbutus 'Marina' in the background, most of this area was originally covered in lawn.|
Turning on our heels and proceeding around the house in a clockwise fashion takes us to the garden on the south side.
|View of the porch area on the south side. That telescope is inside our living room.|
Just beyond the arbor, the garden path branches off into two different directions. We'll continue on the same level into the main area of the front garden and circle back to the lower level later.
|This is the view from the south end of the front garden looking north. I recently added a second Acacia cognata 'Cousin Itt' alongside the one in the bed on the left.|
|Here are 2009 and current views of the front of the house. Unfortunately, I don't have a nice dog to pose in the middle of the driveway and Pipig wasn't cooperative about filling in.|
|Comparisons of the south side of the front garden|
|Comparisons of the north side of the house|
|View of the west side of the driveway, not shown in any of the available 2008/2009 photos. This area was almost entirely lawn when we moved in, although the trees and Pittosporum shrubs were in place.|
|Current view of the front of the house looking southwest from the north end|
Passing the chimney shown in the prior photo takes us into what is now my cutting garden, originally conceived as a vegetable garden.
|The citrus trees planted along the back fence look small in the 2008 photo (left). The dahlias and zinnias in my cutting beds are still going strong (right).|
The garden areas beyond the fence on the far end of the vegetable/cutting garden weren't featured in any real estate photos.
Returning to the front of the property, I pick up with views taken from the street.
We'll end with the area behind the street-side succulent bed surrounding the lath (shade) house constructed by my husband as my Christmas present last year.
|View of the area looking east with the lath house on the right|
|View of the same area from the main level of the garden looking down (west)|
That's it for this quarterly wide shots post. Thanks for joining this look at my garden's past. Enjoy your weekend!
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