Mulched Some, Finally
No mulch needed there
I decided to spot-mulch using the bagged stuff, not feeling physically or mentally up to the big-pile-delivered-ordeal this year.
Gasteria argutifolia under that little shade cylinder
The area around the new (2017) pergola is now completely refreshed. The plants are growing. It's great to be able to use this part of the property again.
Experimental sizing of bird bath with those upturned pots in progress
Unfortunately construction continues to the east, next door. Not yet pleasant to sit under the pergola.
Tile saw dust
The new neighbors on the north cleared out almost all the weedy mess. I think they made some planting mistakes, (Olive trees planted three feet apart) but at least the place has been cleaned up. No more falling fronds and almost no Eucalyptus litter. No big trees hanging over shading and dropping branches on everything.
Hippeastrums all moved here, blooming happily in the terraced bed.
Roses blooming, too.
It is refreshing for the gardener, not just the garden.
Other plants of note elsewhere in the garden.
Gasteraloe 'Green Ice'
Sedum 'Angelina', blooming bright yellow, is fighting for space with Dichondra argentea. Pretty fight.
Anigozanthos 'Big Red' flowers, finally. Today I saw some magnificent huge clumps of Anigozanthos in a grocery store parking lot. What, they want to be surrounded by asphalt???
Cordyline 'Festival Grass' and Yucca 'Bright Star'. Foliage is lovely in April, too.
Rhodanthemum hosmariense 'Casablanca' woke up in a big way.
One of the first Daylily blooms, 'Spacecoast Starburst', photo bombed by rose 'Julia Child'
Itoh Peony 'Misaka' flowers. 'Bartzella' has just finished up. 'Misaka' has a more prounounced red spot at the petal bases.
Speaking of spots at petal bases, another 'Easy On The Eyes'. Look at the number of buds! I count fifteen.