I get to meet nice people who let me help them with their landscape.
Usually, they want help with plant suggestions, recommended maintenance and sometimes even which plants should be removed.
Sometimes, I visit a landscape that has some features that I just love. I would love to share some pictures of a recent visit...
Her back garden was simply beautiful with date palms and gold lantana.
Along the back fence, she had created a plant shelf using masonry bricks and wooden planks.
She added a some colorful pots filled with golden barrel cacti and other plants.
I just loved this idea for masking a bare wall.
In the front courtyard, I found a great example of how to grow a plant next to a palm tree (or any kind of tree). Often trees have too many roots that make digging next to them almost impossible. So, this homeowner, simply planted a creeping fig in a container and placed it next to the tree.
Lastly, there was a container with Lady's Slipper (Pedilanthus macrocarpus) growing inside, which softened the side of the garage. This plant does well in full sun and likes deep, infrequent water.
In fact, I liked it so much that I went out and bought a Lady's Slipper plant for myself :-)