|The Front Garden in September|
I forgot to take any photos of the front garden around the 20th of the month, but, here are the photos taken on the 26th, instead!
As you can see, the garden is struggling.
|View From the Front Door|
Another look down the garden:
|Looks sad, doesn't it?|
One or two plants are thriving, however, including this California White Sage (Salvia apiana) which is a native plant that M bought for me from a nursery that specializes in native plants:
|California White Sage (Salvia apiana)|
I think it is a sign that I should plant more native plants and not just drought tolerant ones. However, the asparagus ferns I asked M to transplant from the back garden seem to be establishing themselves:
|The Bigger Asparagus Ferns|
|The Three Smaller Asparagus Ferns|
The succulents border isn't looking that succulent, but, the plants will revive over the winter (I hope):
The succulents planted in the circle in the middle aren't looking too well, either:
The aloe, however, seem to be doing well.
I wish I could say the same about these lantana plants:
|Dead Lantana Bushes|
As you can see, we have not done any landscaping in the parkway, either, but, to be quite honest, it has just been too hot for M to be doing anything there.
On the other hand, I did manage to stay within my Tier 1 water allotment of 16 hundred cubic feet (HCF) for the billing period, 7/20/22 to 9/20/22 (we are billed every two months for water, electricity, sewer service and solid waste collection, in one combined bill)! I used 12 HCF of water during this period, which included the hottest days of summer, and was billed at a rate of $8.0225 per HCF. My water bill came to $96.27 If I had exceeded the 16 HCF allotment, the next 14 HCF of water used would have been charged at higher Tier 2 rates, the next 28 HCF would be charged at Tier 3 rates and anything above that, at Tier 4 rates. (The combined bill for water, electricity, sewer and solid waste collection came to $295.21).
How is your garden doing?