This was my choice for overall image of the front garden, because the individual plants show up so well.
And here the shimmer factor is way up, but you can't really see the individual plants like you can in the top image.
And so we move on...
Where are all the flowers, the seasonal color?
Who needs flowers when you've got Agaves? (A. parryi 'JC Raulston')
But seriously...those brown spikes in the upper right hand corner were Echium russicum blooms, a couple of months ago. And there were 3 different Callistemon blooming, once upon a time. It's just not a bloomy time of the year here.
However I adore this Erica arborea var. alpina, no blooms yet — which is just fine with me. That's a Yucca linearifolia to its right.
And sans-shimmer, so you can actually see what you're looking at.
Moving on from where the video left off...
The oddly shaped low plant hugging the Cordyline is a Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Zanzibar', which spent much of the year covered in blue flowers.
The — quickly disappearing, as plants grow — mailman pathway. Spikes on both sides!
I cannot say enough good things about Rhamnus frangula (Fine Line Buckthorn), here at the corner of the house.
It's simply fabulous.
Standing in the neighbor's driveway and looking at the north side of our house, towards the front garden.
Heading back around to the front.
The Poncirus trifoliata foliage changes color early.
The fruit will follow shortly.
And looking down from the front steps (again, that's the neighbor's driveway in the background).
To the left of the front steps.
And standing at the end of our driveway.
The dark, dense shrub behind the Yucca rostrata is Pittosporum divaricatum, the Agave is A. ovatifolia 'Frosty Blue' and the Arctostaphylos on the far right is A. 'Austin Griffiths'.
Now we've walked up the driveway and are looking at the stock tanks against the south side of the house. The one on the left has become a holding tank, mainly for Agaves I've already given away. It previously held an assortment of lilies — for cutting — and Moluccella laevis stems.
Are you ready for the back garden tour?
Please come back tomorrow for that...
Weather Diary, Sept 30: Hi 70, Low 53/ Precip .02"
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