Hillside Garden Two Year Check-in
It's been over 24 months since I first removed a strip of junipers along the front of a shared drive and began a new garden. One of the original questions I had was "How long will these plants take to grow?" They don't seem to grow much but looking back at earlier pictures it's obvious the plants have made steady progress.
These older posts show some of how we got here:
Pictures presented with minimal comments.
Just for fun - below is the 'before' picture.
|Prior to completing the demolition|
|Plants enjoying the late afternoon sun on a cloudy day|
Uh-oh - another Agave chiapensis throwing up a bloom stalk. The other two A. chiapensis bloomed last Spring.
|Time to divide these Mangave?|
|Four Agave celsii 'Nova' decided to bloom at the same time.|
I don't think I've ever given the Aloe acutissima above any screen time - it just never seemed very special. But looking at it now... not bad.
|Agave "Blue Glow" and "Red Margin" side by side|
|Countless "Free Hugs" given since 2019|
|Looking down the garden path|
From the street this path is not visible so it ends up being a surprise for some garden visitors.
|Lavender above the seating wall - a kinder planting choice|
|Agave salmiana var. ferox|
Too close to the seating wall and path? I'll probably ignore this situation until it becomes a ridiculous problem. To be fair... the plant was there first. The path came later.
|So many offsets|
|Aloe mudenensis hanging in there!|
|I've tucked in a few Geranium's here and there as well|
In the background just visible is the Fan Aloe that was planted last winter. Seems happy enough in the full shot below.
|Kumara plicatilis aka "Fan Aloe"|
|Stepping back and looking up the garden path|
Most of the plants in the foreground where planted over the last 12 months. The planting below this elevation feeds into the dry creek area which I'm starting to think of as a it's own "sub garden".
Until next time - get up, get out there and get some work done in the garden!