This is the photo that got me started:
I didn't take pictures of the entire garden but I covered a good portion of it so lets continue rounding the house in a clockwise fashion.
|This is the view from our back door looking out at the harbor yesterday morning, after I'd cut down a mass of Artemisia californica just inside the hedge|
|A shot of the same area from a different angle, looking south|
|This is the garden on the south side, looking east toward the harbor. The shrubs on the left (Agonis flexuosa 'Nana'), cut back hard in January, are slowly recovering.|
|I recently pulled out several succulents in the area just outside the lower left frame of this photo. I'd like to replace them with something softer along the path leading to the lath (shade) house, possibly more Lomandra 'Platinum Beauty'.|
|I finished cutting back the last of my Pennisetum this week, including the one that obscured the Yucca gloriosa 'Variegata' and Leucospermum 'Spider' on this moderate front garden slope|
|View looking at the front door from the far side of the driveway. The Hong Kong orchid tree (Bauhinia x blakeana) is still blooming! The pink Breath of Heaven (Coleonema pulchellum 'Sunset Gold') on the right is a mass of pale pink flowers.|
|I'll close with this shot taken from the north end of the house looking across the front garden on the east side of the driveway|
The garden's looking pretty good at the moment despite the fact that we've received only 6.6 inches of rain this season (i.e. since October 1st). We warmed up dramatically this week, although we didn't hit a record temperature for February yesterday as some forecasters had suggested we could. We have another very, very slim chance of rain on Sunday. I'm not holding my breath but I am praying for another March miracle.
Enjoy your weekend!
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