|View from the back door looking roughly southeast toward Angels Gate, the entrance to the Port of Los Angeles|
|This is the view from the backyard patio facing north. That wonderful plant with the orange flowers is Leucospermum 'Brandi'.|
|This is the view from the back patio looking south|
A quarter turn at this point has us facing the garden on the south side of the house.
|This is the view of the south side garden looking west. The Lotus berthelotii 'Amazon Sunset' I use as a groundcover is in full bloom. Leucospermum 'Goldie' (in the foreground on the far right) is just getting ready to bloom.|
If we turn 180 degrees and look downward into the lower level of the garden on the southwest side, we see my lath (shade house) and the area surrounding it.
|I've added some seasonal color with Pericallis and Nemesia outside the lath house but the shade plant collection inside needs some work|
On the main level, we move into the front garden.
|View looking backward from under the Magnolia tree|
|View of the front garden from the driveway|
|View of the front garden from the north end looking roughly southwest|
|This area on the other side of the driveway next to the garage has filled out well in the past year|
My cutting garden sits on the other side of the garage.
|The Ranunculus burst into bloom all at once but the foxgloves (Digitalis purpurea) have yet to produce a single flower spike. The sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus) are also running seriously behind schedule this year.|
On the other side of the fence shown in the background of the last photo is the area I formerly called my dry garden. As all of the garden other than the cutting garden is now planted with mostly drought-tolerant plants, that name no longer fits but I haven't come up with a better name for the area.
|The path leads to a steep stairway down into my back slope|
|This is the same area from another angle. The 'Scarlet Sprite' Grevilleas and Osteospermums have filled out well over the past year, aided by our heavier-than-usual winter rainfall.|
With all the rain we had this past winter, the back slope is looking better than usual but it's probably a month shy of its peak.
|The upper side of slope (on the right in this photo) is the biggest burr in my side. It's a messy mix of ivy, honeysuckle and weeds.|
The last area I have to show as part of my wide shots survey is the succulent bed that runs along the street.
|The Agave desmettiana 'Variegata' here are still slowly dying but they look pretty in their pink foliage|
That's it for this quarter's review. Best wishes for a great weekend.
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