Thank you, everyone, for your very kind comments on yesterday's post about the back yard and the paintings. I signed up for next Monday's painting class, today; we will be painting purple wisteria flowers!
Today's photo is of the front yard. Curb appeal is seriously lacking, but, that doesn't seem to matter because I receive unsolicited inquiries from real estate agents, asking if I am thinking of selling my house, almost every week! There seems to be a huge demand for houses, in my area, and the prices are crazy!
I let the grass die during the most recent drought and have not attempted to have it grow back. The big tree trunk in the middle is the eucalyptus tree. I am not growing many edible plants here, but, there is a pomegranate bush that is just out of the photo at the left (you can see a branch from it, though), a feijoa (pineapple guava) tree on the far side of the house, and a small rosemary plant in the planting bed along the drive way. There is a row of lantana bushes growing along the sidewalk on the right of the photo and some yellow flowered euryops plants around the base of the eucalyptus tree. Otherwise, the front yard is devoted to succulents and osteospermum which happily self-seed and grow wherever they please!
Among the succulents, the aloe plants that were grown from cuttings from M's garden are flowering:
|Aloe Flower Stalk (mostly buds)|
|Aloe Flower Stalk (flowers opening)|
- Having a garden
- Relaxed days