|doesn't this just scream "welcome"?|
|why do all my neighbor's leaves end up here?|
Now, yes, these pictures are from earlier this year - but like May (after the Fling), long past when I should have cleaned off those leaves. But they did such a good job hiding this:
|i. hate. gophers.|
Leaves cleared off, we end with this lovely view. Once, there was a flagstone path there.
|not sure this is an improvement yet|
|this is fairly narrow bed|
|now the furcraea has some room to breath...|
|along with the red yucca|
|the bed wraps around to the front, with lower mounding plants|
New irrigation was installed. This bed used to get overspray from the lawn (when there was a lawn). While some drip lines were run when the lawn was removed, I don't think it was enough. Hopefully this will help.
|it snakes through the skinny part of the bed, then up to the yucca out of frame to the left.|
|i also dug out and replaced the flag stone|
|the bulbine got replanted along the house|
|and the euphoria got a new home as well.|
I also managed to make room for some plants that had been in the pot holding area for a while. Some of them might get too big, but that's a problem for later (or a gardening style...)
|looking towards the street|
|the new view from the front door - much nicer!|
So far, everything has been holding up well. The rock mulch around the xMangave has also help keep the snails away - extra bonus! The changes have held up very well over our hot summer, although the irrigation needs some more adjusting.