In the backyard:
|Lemons and Chrysanthemums|
|Yucca and Squill|
|There are three squill plants in the back yard and a fourth one in the front.|
The current star of the back garden is the orange tree:
There are still some roses, too:
And the crocosmia plants are starting to come up:
I turned around and saw a spot of color at the other end of the garden:
|Do you see them?|
|Ginger, Snowball, and Stripey (siblings)|
Three of my garden cats. Ginger and Snowball are siblings from the same litter; Stripey is from a later litter. Something (I didn't find out what) attacked and killed their mother while Stripey was still quite young and he attached himself to his older siblings who mothered him. I tried to go closer to take a better picture, but, Stripey is easily spooked and took off running.
My birthday present from M, the Buddleia (Butterfly Bush) is growing nicely, with all the rain we've been having:
In the front yard:
|The Plants by the Driveway|
The newly planted white sage is also growing well:
The red rose by the trellis is still flowering, but, it is almost time to prune the rose bushes - M will do that in January:
The succulents border along the side wall is starting to fill in, nicely:
I took a few more pictures of the garden, but, they are refusing to upload! Oh, well. I guess there are enough pictures already to show that the garden is doing well at the end of the year! I know I am very lucky to be able to garden throughout the year.
I've plans to do a little more landscaping and planting in the front garden in 2020. It'll have to be drought-tolerant, heat-resistant plants (even the succulents get scorched for the sun in the summer!), but, with M's help, I'll get the front garden to look a little less bare in the area where the lawn used to be.
What are your garden plans for 2020?