The beauty of a mature garden is it produces in spite of one's neglect. My garden has gotten very little "love" this year because we have been so immersed in other things. I walked outside this morning and appreciated all the bounty.
This Brazilian Pepper is over 20 years old and is one of my favorite trees in our garden. I love the way it provides a window to the herb garden. Don't look inside you can see the neglect.
Plumbago is such a workhorse of a plant here in Northern California. It is the most beautiful shade of periwinkle. In the early morning sun it appears deeper than it actually is.
Nothing seemed to thrive below my standard oleanders so many years ago I threw in the towel and planted these groundcover roses (they plant them on the freeways). They need little care and produce all year round. They are surrounded by teucrium (one of my alltime favorites) It will be full of blooms soon. We wack them off and it is a beautiful green the rest of the year.
Lavendar and mature olives in the background. New Zealand flax on the left. The front garden is virtually carefree other than the occasional wacking !
This is a glimpse (don't look close you will see the neglect) of my back rose garden looking off to the hills behind. Again the morning light makes the colors more intense.
The back rose garden from afar so you can't view the bare spots! The fountains are empty to conserve water.
I hope you enjoyed this quick tour. Happy Friday. I am off to a client's home and then to the Pour House. The decor is almost complete. I hope to do a post on Monday!