Bigger palms, massive yuccas... It's still a work in progress... I should say a work in budget. Each year small changes are made and each year it looks better.
And behind this planting here is another after. Sorry I didn't have a clear before to contrast. But if you look in the previous before you can make out this section. The arbour is the actual property line so everything behind is just there to be a potential screen for the neighbours and us. Out front you find my schefflera and dicksonia antarctica. This area gets more sun during the other three seasons that I don't like to talk about. Summertime it stays somewhat shady in the morning and late afternoon it gets the sunshine again.
Do I call this both a before and after?! These were taken today but you can see some of the bones of the hillside. It's because of these monsters that things stay really dry.
That and they are big enough that underneath and in front is full sun. Talk about microclimatology!
And I had to throw these ones in for good measure....
And while it is August 31st - the day at which I typically endure the most inner stress and turmoil - remember September is still summer! And it is the year of summer. So don't be fretting, don't be sad. Summer lives on!!! Mwahahaha fall lovers!!!