Sunday, April 2, 2017

Spring Is In The Air

Spring is in the air & boy are my shrubs doing well this year...finally!
Pride of Barbados


With the new irrigation system everything is doing fantastic. Shrubs that were stunted & not flowering are now very prolific. Shrubs that developed root rot & now thriving. 

For the first time I am having good luck with growing Jasmine & the fragrance is just amazing.

All of these are in our courtyard except for the Desert Rose
Jasmine


We are starting to see the butterflies in the garden but the hummingbirds haven't returned yet. But now my garden is ready for them! They should be very happy with all the natural nectar.

Our bottle brush tree that was planted in June, 2016 is now about 2 ft higher & wider & it is beautiful. We put this in to replace a queen palm that I hated. The first photo was taken right after it was planted & the close up will show you what the bottle brushes look like when they are in full bloom.
Desert Rose


We get to sit in our courtyard & look at all the beautiful flowers & colors. Quite a change from living in the Desert for 8 years!


Bottle Brush Tree
Duranta

The photos below show the Bottle brush tree when it was planted a year ago & what it looks like now

   
Bottle Brush Tree 6/16
Courtyard 4/17

Front Planter Bed 4/17
All new plants except for the Robellini Palms on either end

Courtyard with new plants