The back yard:
|Looking Straight Down from the Back Door|
The grass hasn't been mowed since sometime in November - it and weeds have grown with all the rain we've received.
|Looking Slightly to the Left, Showing the Garage|
There are three lemon trees growing along the garage:
|Lemon Tree #1|
The first tree is to the left of the side door to the garage. The second tree is to the right of the side door to the garage.
The third tree is a volunteer that grew from a root of the second tree:
|Paperwhites Growing Under the Lemon Trees|
A couple of the rose bushes still have flowers:
Only one stem of this yellow rose bush is still alive, but that one stem is flowering away:
The oranges are ripening:
And the rosemary bush is flowering too:
The front yard:
|Lawn-less Front Yard|
The rose bushes in the bed in the foreground will be transplanted in the back, after pruning, this winter. I will plant succulents in this bed, instead.
|The African Daisies are Thriving|
The bare tree in front of the mail box is the pomegranate tree; it loses its leaves in the winter.
Further along this front flower bed, the dusty miller plants are doing well:
|African Daisies, Dusty Miller, and the lone Geranium|
In the next flower bed, under the living room window, the monstera plant is showing signs of new growth; it needs to be transplanted to a more sheltered spot, though, as the summer sun heats up the window and burns the leaves:
The succulents along the wall are all doing well:
|Two Varieties of Aeonium|
Looking up the wall where the succulents are planted:
|Jade Plant (one of three) and Aloe|
Looking towards the driveway, from the sidewall:
|The Row of Lantana|
My eucalyptus tree:
It is increasing its girth after the rain, and shedding its bark as it expands!
|Shedding Eucalyptus Bark|
While new flowers are forming, much to the delight of the bees:
|Eucalyptus Flower Buds|
Later this month, the gardener will prune the roses and we'll do some transplanting.
Hope you enjoyed the tour of my garden in January.